BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OF THE
STATE OF MONTANA
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On September 8, 2011, the Department of Public Health and Human Services published MAR Notice No. 37-558 pertaining to the public hearing on the proposed amendment of the above-stated rules at page 1811 of the 2011 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 17.
2. The department has amended the above-stated rules as proposed.
3. The department has thoroughly considered the comments and testimony received. A summary of the comments received and the department's responses are as follows:
COMMENT #1: A comment was received from a provider who believes the current payment methodology is too complex and appreciates the continued payment of the Medicare co-insurance and deductible for dialysis clients. The comment indicates support of the proposed rules.
RESPONSE #1: The department agrees that the current payment system is complex and has strived to streamline the new payment process. The department will continue to pay for the Medicare co-insurance and deductible. The department thanks the commenter.
/s/ John Koch /s/ Mary E. Dalton acting for
Rule Reviewer Anna Whiting Sorrell, Director
Public Health and Human Services
Certified to the Secretary of State October 17, 2011.