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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.
|Medical Support: ARC 0788C (6/12/13), ARC 0995C (9/4/13) Clarifies treatment of related party compensation in setting rates for Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities||Noticed, Adopted||8/14/13||11/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0789C (6/12/13), ARC 0994C (9/4/13) Clarifies the treatment of prescription drugs, x-ray, lab, and related party compensation in setting rates for Nursing Facilities||Noticed, Adopted||8/14/13||11/1/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0790C (6/12/13), ARC 0991C (9/4/13) Clarifies treatment of related party compensation in setting rates for Residential Care Facilities||
|Child Care: ARC 0787C (6/12/13), ARC 0996C (9/4/13) Amends physical exam and immunization requirements. Adds a new record check form. Adds a new form on pet health examination.||
|Medical Support: ARC 0847C (7/24/13), ARC 1051C (10/2/13), Transfers responsiblity for HCBS habilitation to contractor for the Iowa Plan for Behavioral Health||Noticed, Adopted||9/11/13||11/6/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0845C (7/24/13), ARC 1052C (10/2/13), Excludes coverage for non-medically necessary elective C-Section deliveries||Noticed, Adopted||9/11/13||11/6/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0843C (7/24/13), ARC 1054C (10/2/13), Adds requirement for prior authorization for initial admission to or continued stay in a certified swingbed for members who no longer require acute hospital care||Noticed, Adopted||9/11/13||11/6/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0841C (7/24/13), ARC 1056C (10/2/13), Increases Medicaid provider rates in accordance with 2013 Iowa Acts, SF 446||Noticed, Adopted||9/11/13||11/6/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0839C (7/24/13), ARC 1057C (10/2/13), Changes reimbursement method for case managment services under HCBS for individuals with a brain injury or elderly.||Noticed, Adopted||
|Medical Support: ARC 0863C (7/24/13), ARC 1058C (10/2/13), Changes the payment methodology for home health services to the low utilization payment amount methodology with state geographic wage adjustments||Noticed, Adopted||9/11/13||11/6/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0861C (7/24/13), ARC 1059C (10/2/13), Implements an enrollment cap on the IowaCare program in accordance with waiver amendments||Noticed, Adopted||9/11/13||11/6/13|
|Child Welfare: ARC 0859C (7/24/13), ARC 1060C (10/2/13), Increases rates for providers of Child Welfare Emergency Services||Noticed, Adopted||9/11/13||11/6/13|
|Foster Care: ARC 0857C (7/24/13), ARC 1061C (10/2/13), Increases foster family daily reimbursement rate.||Noticed, Adopted||
|Child Welfare: ARC 0855C (7/24/13), ARC 1062C (10/2/13), Increases monthly maintenance rate and initial allowance for youth in the supervised apartment living program||Noticed, Adopted||9/11/13||11/6/13|
|Child Care: ARC 0852C (7/24/13), ARC 1063C (10/2/13), Increases provider rate ceilings in accordance with 2013 Iowa Acts, SF 446||Noticed, Adopted||9/11/13||11/6/13|
|Child Welfare: ARC 0850C (7/24/13), ARC 1064C (10/2/13), Increases youth stipend and provider rates for providers of preparation for adult living services||Noticed, Adopted||9/11/13||11/6/13|
|Mental Health and Disability Services: ARC 0885C (7/24/13), ARC 1096C (10/16/13), Establishes MHDS Regional Core Services||Noticed, Adopted||9/19/13||11/20/13|
|Medical Support: ARC 0746C (5/15/13), ARC 0990C (9/4/13) Updates rules for the Iowa Family Planning Network. Public hearings are required.||Noticed, Adopted||8/14/13||1/1/14|
|Medical Support: ARC 0910C (8/7/13), ARC 1152C (10/30/13) Rescinds rules requiring a reduction in payment for physician services rendered in a facility setting||Noticed, Adopted||10/9/13||1/1/14|
|Medical Support: ARC 0911C (8/7/13), ARC 1149C (10/30/13) Deletes optional requirement for respite providers to be licensed daycare providers||Noticed, Adopted||10/9/13||1/1/14|
|Medical Support: ARC 0912C (8/7/13), ARC 1155C (10/30/13) Clarifies policies regarding sanctions and that certain Medicaid debts are not dischargeable in bankruptcy.||Noticed, Adopted||10/9/13||1/1/14|
|Family Support: ARC 0913C (8/7/13), ARC 1147C (10/30/13) Updates rules for Family Self-Sufficiency Grants.||Noticed, Adopted||10/9/13||1/1/14|
|Promise Jobs: ARC 0914C (8/7/13), ARC 1146C (10/30/13) Adds consistency to reporting requirements for FIP and PJ||Noticed, Adopted||10/9/13||1/1/14|
|Child Abuse: ARC 0915C (8/7/13), ARC 1156C (10/30/13) Establishes a differential response system for reports that constitute child abuse.||Noticed, Adopted||10/9/13||1/1/14|
|Food Assistance: ARC 0916C (8/7/13), ARC 1148C (10/30/13) Extends a Food Assistance demonstration project that allows for standard medical expenses for those households able to claim that deduction||Noticed, Adopted||10/9/13||1/1/14|
|Medical Support: ARC 0917C (8/7/13), ARC 1153C (10/30/13) Brings Medicaid into compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act||Noticed, Adopted||10/9/13||1/1/14|
|Medical Support: ARC 0918C (8/7/13), ARC 1150C (10/30/13) Provides additional Disproportionate Share payments to qualifying hospitals.||Noticed, Adopted||10/9/13||1/1/14|
|Medical Support: ARC 0919C (8/7/13), ARC 1154C (10/30/13) Rescinds specified rules on cross over claims||Noticed, Adopted||10/9/13||1/1/14|
|Medical Support: ARC 0920C (8/7/13), ARC 1151C (10/30/13) Allows for payment for wheelchairs for Medicaid members who qualify for nursing faciities.||Noticed, Adopted||10/9/13||1/1/14|
|Facility Administration: ARC 0921C(8/7/13), ARC 1145C (10/30/13) Implements a regional administrator system of service management for mental health and disability services.||Noticed, Adopted||10/9/13||1/1/14|
|MHDS: ARC 0974C (8/21/13), ARC 1173C (11/13/13) Defines the regional service system including regional governance structure and agreements, functional assessment criteria, eligibility and regional service system management plan.||Noticed, Adopted||10/17/13||1/1/14|
|Medical Support: ARC 1183C (11/13/13) Changes income guidelines to reflect MAGI-equivalent guidelines as approved by CMS.||Noticed||1/1/14|
|Appeals: ARC 1000C (9/4/13) Establishes procurement bidder appeals process.||Noticed||1/15/14|
|PROMISE JOBS: ARC 0999C (9/4/13) Updates rules on Limited Benefit Plan and consequences for non-compliance.||Noticed||2/1/14|
|EAC Cards: ARC 1001C (9/4/13) Limits the types of businesses where EAC cards may be used.||Noticed||2/1/14|
|Child Care: ARC 1007C (9/4/13) Updates requirements for posting of licensure in child care centers. Updates requirements for parental/guardian notification in specific instances.||Noticed||2/1/14|
|Record Checks: ARC 1046C (10/2/13) Allows for conditional employment in a hospital or a health care facility for up to 60 days pending completion of evaluation.||Noticed||3/1/14|
|Child Support: ARC 1045C (10/2/13) Updates rules to conform to Iowa statutory changes and federal regulations regarding confidentialityof suppor payment records.||Noticed||3/1/14|
|Appeals: ARC 1129C (10/16/13) Implements changes to the appeals process and requirements due to the Patient Protection and Affordale Care Act||Noticed||3/1/14|
|Medical Support: ARC 1161C (10/30/13) Clarifies services provided to Medicaid members for non-emergency medical transportation.||Noticed||3/1/14|
|MHDS: ARC 1184C (11/13/13) Establishes a new autism support program.||Noticed||4/1/14|
|Medical Support: ARC 1185C (11/13/13) Changes rules for bone marrow and heart transplants.||Noticed||4/1/14|
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.