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This docket lists all rule changes currently in process for the Department of Human Services, from the time notice of proposed rule making or emergency rule is filed with the Governor's Office through the month when the rule change takes effect. The rule changes are sorted by their targeted effective date and the program area affected.
To access the text of a rule change, click on the ARC number link. The date in parentheses is the date the rule publication. Most rule changes will have two ARC numbers assigned because they are published twice: once as a Notice of Intended Action and again when the rule is Adopted and Filed.
You may comment on a noticed rule until the date specified in the notice. See What's New for a list of rules currently posted for comment and instructions on submitting comments.
|State Supplementary Assistance: ARC 0488C (12/12/12), ARC 0633C (3/6/13) Implements annual cost of living increase||Noticed, Adopted||2/13/13||5/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0496C (12/12/12), ARC 0632C (3/6/13) Expands prior authorization for diabetic equipment and supplies not covered by rebate programs||Noticed, Adopted||2/13/13||5/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0497C (12/12/12), ARC 0631C (3/6/13) Clarifies coverage for dental rules.||Noticed, Adopted||2/13/13||5/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0547C (1/9/13), ARC 0665C (4/3/13) Implements updates to HCBS waiver rates||Noticed, Adopted||3/13/13||6/1/13|
|Child Care: ARC 0554C (1/9/13), ARC 0666C (4/3/13) Eliminates the restriction of using a cellphone as a primary phone in a registered child care development home.||Noticed, Adopted||3/13/13||6/1/13|
|Child Care: ARC 0566C (1/23/13) ARC 0715C (5/1/13) Implements mandate for national criminal history checks for child development homes and child care homes||Noticed, Adopted||4/10/13||7/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0567C (1/23/13) ARC 0707C (5/1/13) Revises rules due to billing code changes and standardizes definitions||Noticed, Adopted||4/10/13||7/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0568C (1/23/13) ARC 0708C (5/1/13) Updates unit of service changes for waiver services||Noticed, Adopted||4/10/13||7/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0569C (1/23/12) ARC 0712C (5/1/13) Clarifies rules regarding reviews and audits||Noticed, Adopted||4/10/13||7/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0570C (1/23/13) ARC 0711C (5/1/13) Clarifies rules for when a medical assistance provider will not or cannot provide records to support billed services.||Noticed, Adopted||4/10/13||7/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0584C (2/6/13) ARC 0713C (5/1/13/ Increases payments to primary care specialties IAW the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act.||Noticed, Adopted||4/10/13||7/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0590C (2/6/13) ARC 0714C (5/1/13) Allows nursing facilites to collect additional fees for those who desire a private room||Noticed, Adopted||4/10/13||7/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0588C (2/6/13) ARC 0710C (5/1/13) Aligns reimbursement with new billing code definitions.||Noticed, Adopted||4/10/13||7/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0589C (2/6/13) ARC 0709C (5/1/13) Converts billing codes to standard definitions||Noticed, Adopted||4/10/13||7/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0667C (4/3/13) ARC 0748C (5/15/13) Implements the integrated health home for Medicaid members with a serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance.||Noticed||7/1/13|
|Child Care Assistance: ARC 0670C (4/3/13) Revises the child care assistance fee chart based on new federal poverty levels||Noticed||7/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0690C (4/17/13) Update the average charges for PMICs and MHIs and the maximum Medicaid rates for ICF/IDs which are used to determine the dispostion of the income of a medical assistance income trust (MAIT)||Noticed||7/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0691C (4/17/13) Update rules to decrease statewide average cost of nursing facility services to a private-pay person.||Noticed||7/1/13|
|Mental Health: ARC 0575C (2/6/13) ARC 0735C (5/15/13) Establishes rules that define criteria for evaluation of a county's application for exemption from joining a region||Noticed||4/18/13||8/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0615C (2/20/13), ARC 0757C (5/29/13) Changes the name of the Ill and Handicapped Waiver to the Health and Disability Waiver.||Noticed, Adopted||5/8/13||8/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0639C (3/6/13), ARC 0758C (5/29/13) Implements changes to the Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) program||Noticed, Adopted||5/8/13||8/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0668C (4/3/13) Decreases premiums for applicants and recipients under the Medicaid for Employed People with Disabilities program||Noticed||8/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0637C (3/6/13), ARC 0760C (5/29/13) Amends rules regarding IowaCare and Native Americans||Noticed, Adopted||5/8/13||9/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0638C (3/6/13), ARC 0759C (5/29/13) Implements notice of premium changes to IowaCare premiums based on federal poverty level.||Noticed, Adopted||5/8/13||9/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0649C (3/20/13) Clarifies language for Medical equipment and supplies||Noticed||9/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0669C (4/3/13) Implements changes for administrative simplification in accordance with federal regulations dealing with electronic health records||Noticed||9/1/13|
|Appeals: ARC 0671C (4/3/13) Clarifies definitions for pre-hearing and informal conferences within the appeals process||Noticed||9/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0747C (5/15/13) Reflects programmatic changes affecting teh hawk-i program as required by the Affordable Care Act||Noticed||10/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0746C (5/15/13) Updates rules for the Iowa Family Planning Network. Public hearings are required.||Noticed||1/1/14|
Click here to view these rules as they were published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin. See Public Comments for summaries of comments received on recently proposed rules and the Department's responses.
The Administrative Rules Review Committee normally considers rules in the month after they are published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin. (The date listed with the ARC number is the publication date.) Click here to access the Committee's agenda and minutes.
You may inspect the rule-making record, which contains all written submissions on the rule, the fiscal impact statement, any regulatory analysis or concise statement prepared, and any objections to the rule, at the DHS Bureau of Policy Coordination, Hoover Building 5th Floor, 1305 E. Walnut Street, Des Moines, Iowa.