Integrated Behavioral Health Services and Long Term Services and Supports for Behaviorally Complex Individuals Public Hearings

The Utah Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Integrated Healthcare will hold public hearings to discuss two amendments to Utah's Medicaid Reform 1115 Demonstration. The Department will also accept public comment regarding the amendments online, by email, or mail during the public comment period from November 24, 2022 to December 23, 2022.

Utah Medicaid is requesting authority to implement provisions of Senate Bill 41 “Behavioral Health Services Amendments”, which passed during the 2022 Utah Legislative General Session. This amendment seeks approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to allow individuals to receive existing state plan covered physical and behavioral services through a contracted local mental health authority which will be selected through a Request for Proposal process.

Utah Medicaid is also requesting authority to implement a second amendment to Utah’s Medicaid Reform 1115 Demonstration. This amendment seeks approval from CMS to provide Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) to individuals who have behaviorally complex conditions. One LTSS provider will be selected through a Request for Proposal process.

Public Hearings:

The Department will conduct two public hearings to discuss the demonstration amendments. The dates and times are listed below. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, both public hearings will be held via video and teleconferencing.

  • Monday, December 12, 2022 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • Video Conference: Google Meet Meeting meet.google.com/dtv-read-thf
  • Or join by phone: (US) +1 209-806-3237‬ PIN: ‪354 734 298‬#
  • Thursday, December 15, 2022, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, during the Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) meeting

Individuals requiring an accommodation to fully participate in either meeting may contact Laura Belgique at lbelgique@utah.gov or 1 (801) 538-6241 by 5:00 p.m. on December 8, 2022.

Public Comment:

A copy of the public notice and proposed amendments are available online at: https://medicaid.utah.gov/1115-waiver/

The public may comment on the proposed amendment requests during the public comment period from November 24, 2022 to December 23, 2022.

Comments may be submitted using the following methods:

Online: https://medicaid.utah.gov/1115-waiver/

Email: Medicaid1115waiver@utah.gov

Mail Utah Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Integrated Healthcare

PO Box 143106

Salt Lake City, UT 84114-3106

Attn: Laura Belgique