On July 7, Medicaid regulations became final and took effect to cover occupational therapy on an outpatient basis in hospitals as well as outpatient behavioral health services including intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, individual and group therapy. KHA worked with the Department for Medicaid Services to achieve positive amendments to the regulations for these services to be covered in an outpatient hospital setting.
Also becoming effective on that date were new regulations covering behavioral health services and occupational, physical and speech therapy services provided by independent providers.
If you have any questions concerning the new regulations, please contact Nancy Galvagni at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email at email@example.com).
On February 28, KHA, on behalf of its members, submitted comments to the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services (DMS). The comments addressed the DMS’ proposed amendments to the outpatient hospital coverage regulation. The Association is concerned with some of the proposals and objects to the exclusion of coverage for occupational therapy provided in a hospital outpatient setting and requested that this be reversed.
For details, view the copy of KHA’s full comments. The document includes a notated copy of the Schedule of Benefits.
If you have questions, please contact Nancy Galvagni at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org).
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