INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Division of Rates and Finance
Subject: Title XIX Medicaid State Plan Amendment #10-018.
Effective Date: July 1, 2010.
Document Description: The department is proposing to change the reimbursement methodology for certain medicaid-covered air ambulance services to a reasonable cost methodology - a process where costs for major air ambulance providers are identified and compared to direct fee-for-service payments. Based on this comparison, additional payment or recovery of payment will be made to assure the total of payment equals cost. This change is intended to ensure access to air ambulance services and is anticipated to increase medicaid expenditures by $2.7M annually.
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