BEFORE THE Department of PUBLIC
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
OF THE STATE OF MONTANA
In the matter of the amendment of ARM 37.40.830 pertaining to hospice reimbursement
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On January 6, 2017, the Department of Public Health and Human Services published MAR Notice No. 37-783 pertaining to the public hearing on the proposed amendment of the above-stated rule at page 81 of the 2017 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 1.
2. The department has amended the above-stated rule as proposed.
3. No comments or testimony were received.
4. The department intends to apply increases in the hospice reimbursement rates retroactively to October 1, 2016. The implementation date of the rate increase is consistent with the federal approval of the hospice reimbursement rate fee increase and the effective dates of the promulgated federal regulations. Decreases in hospice rates will not be applied retroactively, but will be effective upon adoption of the rule amendment.
/s/ Caroline Warne /s/ Sheila Hogan
Caroline Warne, Attorney Sheila Hogan, Director
Rule Reviewer Public Health and Human Services
Certified to the Secretary of State February 27, 2017.