INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Division of Healthcare Services
Subject: Freestanding birthing centers reimbursement.
Effective Date: January 1, 2011.
Document Description: The MPA intends to submit a Title XIX medicaid state plan amendment (SPA) to reflect the addition of freestanding birth center services as a mandatory medicaid benefit, in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. While the state already covers this service, it is funded with state-only funds; this SPA will enable the state to claim federal matching funds.
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