Monday, March 2, 2015
CMS Approves Indiana Medicaid State Plan Amendment Extending the QAF
OMPP notified IHCA on February 4th this afternoon that CMS approved the State Plan Amendment (SPA) to extend the effective date of the QAF to July 1, 2017. You can access approval packet from CMS by clicking here. The SPA changes various dates within rate setting formula to the July 1, 2017 date, and make some non-material formatting changes. Also, the approved SPA implements a 10% rate penalty for untimely filing of the Checklist Management Representations as part of the Change of Ownership process, adds to the direct care definition reimbursement for PRN skin protectants, and adds the end date for the current 3% rate cut of June 30, 2015 (this end date was omitted in a prior filing with CMS).