MEDICAID CHANGES FOR NPS IN RI
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Hello All: Medicaid has announced a public meeting for June 15 at 10:00 AM to approve an amendment to medicaid language in RI. Basically, it takes away the ability for NP's to prescribe medical supplies #herewegoagain. They base this language on their interpretation of CMS rule: 2348F (attached) that goes into effect on 7-1-17. They can create language that is identical to Federal Medicare language, because RI receives Medicaid expansion funds through the ACA. ANYWAY: nowhere can their amendment be found. I have calls into the medicaid office to obtain the entire amendment. I will share this when I receive it.
I had a teleconference with Jan Towers at AANP today who is very familiar with the MACRA legislation. I will continue to work with AANP to be sure I consider all aspects of this issue.
As soon as I have access to the amendment, I will write a "white paper" to be considered by NPARI. I am gone the day of the hearing, but will submit the comments and have someone present to read them into the record. Please comment!!