If you would like to learn more about the proposed 2018 1115 Waiver amendments, please attend a public hearing.
The Utah Department of Health – Division of Medicaid and Health Financing (DMHF) will hold public hearings to discuss proposed amendments to the 1115 Primary Care Network Demonstration Waiver. Proposed changes to the waiver are required to implement the provisions of House Bill 472 “Medicaid Expansion Revisions”, House Bill 435 “Medicaid Dental Benefits”, and House Bill 12 “Family Planning Services Amendments” which were passed during the 2018 General Session. In addition, the State is requesting authority to provide specific services to at-risk Medicaid children and youth.
DMHF is requesting authority to implement Medicaid eligibility for adults, age 19-64 who have household income up to 95% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). In addition, the amendment adds a work requirement for this adult group, provides the authority to require that an adult purchase Employer Sponsored Insurance (if available), and requests the ability to close enrollment in the program if costs are projected to be higher than the money provided for the program.
The State is also requesting authority to:
- Add dental benefits for Targeted Adult Medicaid members who are receiving Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment,
- Implement Medicaid eligibility for adults not otherwise eligible for Medicaid to provide them with family planning services, and
- Provide specific services to at-risk Medicaid eligible children and youth in state custody or those at risk of being placed in state custody, and their families.
These topics will be discussed at public hearings to be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. as part of the Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) meeting.
The first hour of each meeting will cover dental benefits for Targeted Adult Medicaid members, the family planning services amendment, and services for at-risk Medicaid children and youth.
The second hour of each meeting will cover the amendment to implement Medicaid eligibility for adults with income up to 95% FPL and the related requirements from House Bill 472.
Both hearings will be held in room 125 at the Cannon Health Building, 288 North 1460 West, Salt Lake City, Utah.
A conference line is available for those who would like to participate by phone: 1-877-820-7831, passcode 378804#.
Individuals requiring an accommodation to fully participate in the meeting should contact Jennifer Meyer-Smart at 801-538-6338 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018.
A copy of the DMHF’s Request for Amendment is available online at https://medicaid.utah.gov/1115-waiver.