(1) Therapy services will be paid the facility fee in accordance with the RBRVS methodologies in ARM 37.85.212 using the allied services conversion factor. Therapy services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology and are subject to requirements and restrictions as in ARM 37.86.606.

(2) Dental services not grouping to an ambulatory payment classification (APC) will be reimbursed as specified in the department's outpatient fee schedule.

(3) Immunizations not grouping to an APC will be paid the same reimbursement provided in accordance with the RBRVS methodologies in ARM 37.85.212.

(a) If the recipient is under 19 years old and vaccine is available to providers for free under the Vaccines For Children program, then the payment to the hospital is zero.

(b) Immunization administration is considered an incidental service and will be bundled with other APCs on the claim and paid at zero.

(4) Professional services must bill separately on a professional billing form according to applicable rules governing billing for professional services.

(5) Interim payment for certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) will be reimbursed at hospital specific outpatient cost to charge ratio and settled as a pass through in the cost settlement, as provided in ARM 37.86.2924.

(6) The department adopts and incorporates by reference the Outpatient Hospital Fee Schedule which is updated each quarter and is posted on the Medicaid web site. A written copy may be obtained through the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Health Resources Division, 1400 Broadway, P.O. Box 202951, Helena, MT 59620-2951.


History: 53-2-201, 53-6-113, MCA; IMP, 53-2-201, 53-6-101, 53-6-111, 53-6-113, MCA; NEW, 2003 MAR p. 1652, Eff. 8/1/03; AMD, 2004 MAR p. 482, Eff. 2/27/04; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 265, Eff. 2/11/05; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 3078, Eff. 1/1/07; AMD, 2012 MAR p. 1382, Eff. 7/13/12; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 458, Eff. 3/1/18.