Montana Administrative Register Issue No. 22 “ARM 37.40.705”
~~“The department has revised this rule to remove reference to a home- based requirement for receipt of home health services and to clarify coverage for medical supplies, equipment, and appliances.
These rule amendments will increase the number of beneficiaries who are eligible for home health services due to the removal of the home bound status requirement and the expansion of service delivery locations. This may lead to a cost shift for programs that currently provide services to medically needy populations. The 1915(c) HCBS Big Sky Waiver and 1915(c) Waiver for Individuals with Severe Disabling Mental Illness programs provide private-duty nursing services to 257 Medicaid members who could be eligible for home health services depending on the care they need. The expected shift in services could lead to an increase in home health services expenses. The total estimated annual fiscal impact for the home health services amendment is $1.1 million.”
- Medicaid Agencies
- Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)