Montana Administrative Register Notice 37-669 No. 12   06/26/2014    
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BEFORE THE Department of Public

health and human services of the



In the matter of the amendment of ARM 37.87.1803, 37.106.1955, and 37.106.1961 pertaining to the mental health center: comprehensive school and community treatment program (CSCT) endorsement requirements









TO: All Concerned Persons


1. On April 24, 2014, the Department of Public Health and Human Services published MAR Notice No. 37-669 pertaining to the public hearing on the proposed amendment of the above-stated rules at page 793 of the 2014 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 8.


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: One commenter thanked the bureau for listening to provider input regarding changing units billed by therapists from 50% to 40% and increasing the percentage of allowable units billed by the mental health worker from 50% to 60%. The commenter would like to encourage the department to continue to take the fiscal impact this percentage rule has on providers into account for future rule making processes and the commenter will continue to advocate for the full removal of this rule. In addition, the commenter asked that rule language stating "Services must be billed in the month the service is provided" be corrected to read "…for the month…," rather than "…in the month."


RESPONSE #1: The department thanks the commenter for the comment. In addition, the department is advising the commenter that the "Services must be billed in the month the service is provided" has already been corrected on the Office of Secretary of State's web page to read "Services must be billed for the month the service is provided."



/s/ John C. Koch                                          /s/ Richard H. Opper                                   

John C. Koch                                               Richard H. Opper, Director

Rule Reviewer                                               Public Health and Human Services


Certified to the Secretary of State June 16, 2014.



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