Oregon Statutes - Chapter 410 - Senior and Disability Services - Section 410.555 - Submission of changes to Medicaid reimbursement system to council; advisory recommendation; approval; report; budget review; rules.

(1) The Department of Human Services shall submit to the Medicaid Long Term Care Quality and Reimbursement Advisory Council, for the councilís review and recommendation, any proposed change or modification to the Oregon Medicaid reimbursement system for long term care services and community-based care services.

(2) Upon review of any proposed change or modification under subsection (1) of this section, the council shall issue a written advisory recommendation to the department. The recommendation shall state whether the council supports or opposes the proposed change or modification and whether the council believes the proposed change or modification will have an adverse or positive effect on the quality of long term care services and community-based care services provided under the Oregon Medicaid program.

(3) Prior to implementing any change or modification to the reimbursement system for long term care services and community-based care services, the Department of Human Services shall submit the councilís written recommendation to the Legislative Assembly or to the Emergency Board if the Legislative Assembly is not in session. Before instituting the proposed change or modification, the department shall obtain the approval of the Legislative Assembly or the Emergency Board if the Legislative Assembly is not in session. A proposed change or modification with an estimated fiscal impact of $100,000 or less shall be exempt from the provisions of this subsection.

(4) At the beginning of each legislative session, the Medicaid Long Term Care Quality and Reimbursement Advisory Council shall review the Governorís proposed budget for the Department of Human Services.

(5) The Department of Human Services shall adopt such rules as are reasonably necessary for the enforcement of this section. The department shall submit to the council any proposed rule that directly or indirectly affects payment rates prior to proceeding with the notice requirements provided for in ORS 183.335. The department shall consider the comments of the council that pertain to the proposed rule. [1995 c.667 §2]

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