59G-4.140: Hospice Services
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this rule amendment is to incorporate by reference update January 2007 to the Florida Medicaid Hospice Services Coverage and Limitations Handbook. The handbook update removes the January 2006 fee schedule for direct care services provided by physicians. The January 2007 fee schedule is being incorporated by reference in Rule 59G-4.002, F.A.C., Medicaid Provider Reimbursement Schedule. It is available on the Medicaid fiscal agent’s website at http://floridamedicaid.acs-inc.com. Click on Provider Support, and then on Fees. The effect of the rule amendment will be to incorporate by reference update January 2007 to the Florida Medicaid Hospice Services Coverage and Limitations Handbook.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Hospice Services.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 409.919 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 409.906, 409.908 FS.
IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
TIME AND DATE: Monday, April 23, 2007, 2:00 p.m.
PLACE: Agency for Health Care Administration, 2727 Mahan Drive, Bldg. 3, Conference Room D, Tallahassee, Florida
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Julie Clifton, Medicaid Services, 2727 Mahan Drive, Building 3, Mail Stop 20, Tallahassee, Florida 32308-5407, (850)921-8015
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS:
59G-4.140 Hospice Services.
(1) No change.
(2) All hospice services providers enrolled in the Medicaid program must comply with the Florida Medicaid Hospice Services Coverage and Limitations Handbook, October 2003, updated January 2005,
and January 2006, and January 2007, incorporated by reference, and the Florida Medicaid Provider Reimbursement Handbook, UB-04 UB-92, incorporated by reference in Rule 59G-4.003, 59G-4.160, F.A.C. Both handbooks are available from the Medicaid fiscal agent’s website at http://floridamedicaid.acs-inc.com. Click on Provider Support, and then on Handbooks. Paper copies of the handbooks may be obtained by calling the Medicaid fiscal agent Provider Inquiry at (800)377-8216.
(3) No change.
Specific Authority 409.919 FS. Law Implemented 409.906, 409.908 FS. History–New 1-1-87, Amended 10-9-90, 5-13-92, 10-8-92, Formerly 10C-7.0533, Amended 2-14-95, 12-27-95, 9-21-99, 8-4-04, 10-2-05, 8-27-06,________.