BEFORE THE Department of PUBLIC
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
OF THE STATE OF MONTANA
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On May 6, 2016, the Department of Public Health and Human Services published MAR Notice No. 37-747 pertaining to the public hearing on the proposed amendment of the above-stated rules at page 807 of the 2016 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 9.
2. The department has amended the above-stated rules as proposed.
3. No comments or testimony were received.
4. The department proposes to apply increases in the hospice reimbursement rates retroactively to January 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 proposed rule amendment.
/s/ Shannon L. McDonald /s/ Richard H. Opper
Shannon L. McDonald Richard H. Opper, Director
Rule Reviewer Public Health and Human Services
Certified to the Secretary of State June 27, 2016.