§ 40-8-31 Payments to out-of-state
Effective September 1, 2014, the office of health and human services shall
require that any payment to an out-of-state provider from whom a Medicaid
eligible individual receives services must be a facility that applies for and
is approved to participate in the Rhode Island Medicaid program. This excludes
payments to out-of-state providers that do not participate in the Rhode Island
Medicaid program but that are determined to be acceptable due to extenuating
circumstances by the secretary of the office of health and human services.
Furthermore, the department of children, youth and families is required to
submit a bi-weekly report to the chair of the house committee on finance, the
chair of the senate committee on finance, the house fiscal advisor, the senate
fiscal advisor, and the office of management and budget detailing payments for
placements to out-of-state facilities. The report should also indicate the
entity recommending or ordering the placement, the types of services required,
and reason for using an out-of-state facility. This change may require the
adoption of new or amended rules, regulations and procedures.
History of Section.
(P.L. 2014, ch. 145, art. 18, § 2.)