BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
OF THE STATE OF MONTANA
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On April 25, 2013, the Department of Public Health and Human Services published MAR Notice No. 37-634 pertaining to the public hearing on the proposed amendment and repeal of the above-stated rules at page 608 of the 2013 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 8.
2. The Department of Public Health and Human Services will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this rulemaking process or need an alternative accessible format of this notice. If you require an accommodation, contact Department of Public Health and Human Services no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 28, 2013, to advise us of the nature of the accommodation that you need. Please contact Kenneth Mordan, Department of Public Health and Human Services, Office of Legal Affairs, P.O. Box 4210, Helena MT 59604-4210; telephone (406) 444-4094; fax (406) 444-9744; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. The Department of Public Health and Human Services (the department) is proposing to amend this rulemaking. At the time of the original proposed notice, House Bill 2 (HB2) of the 63rd Montana Legislature was not finalized; therefore, the department was unable to determine the final rates affecting Medicaid reimbursement. For this reason, an amended proposed notice is being filed to advise the public of the corrected rates affecting Medicaid reimbursement and to extend the comment period for public comment.
The final rates may be found in Section Two: Rates of Reimbursement for the HCBS 1915(c) 0208, 1037, 0667 Waiver Programs, of the Developmental Disabilities Program Manual of Service Reimbursement Rates and Procedures, published effective July 1, 2013. A copy of Section Two of the manual may be obtained through the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Developmental Services Division, Developmental Disabilities Program, 111 N. Sanders, P.O. Box 4210, Helena, MT 59604-4210 and at http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/dsd/ddp/ddprateinformation.shtml.
4. The public comment period has been extended. Concerned persons may submit their data, views, or arguments concerning the proposed action in writing to: Kenneth Mordan, Office of Legal Affairs, Department of Public Health and Human Services, P.O. Box 4210, Helena MT 59604-4210, no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 30, 2013. Comments may also be faxed to (406) 444-9744 or e-mailed to email@example.com.
/s/ Cary B. Lund /s/ Richard H. Opper
Rule Reviewer Richard H. Opper, Director
Public Health and Human Services
Certified to the Secretary of State May 13, 2013.