Medicaid Code of Administrative Rules, Section #1400, "Medicaid Integrated Health Care Coverage"
210-8352 INACTIVE RULE EMERGENCY RULE
|Title||210||Executive Office of Health and Human Services|
|Chapter||XXX||Old Regulations Which Were Not Assigned Chapter-Subchap-Part|
|Subchapter||XX||Old Regulations Which Were Not Assigned Chapter-Subchap-Part|
|Part||8352||Medicaid Code of Administrative Rules, Section #1400, "Medicaid Integrated Health Care Coverage"|
|Type of Filing||Amendment|
|Effective||01/01/2017 to 05/01/2017|
Chapters 40-6 and 40-8 of the Rhode Island General Laws, as amended; Title XIX of the Social Security Act
Purpose and Reason:
In accordance with the requirements of Section 42-35-2.10 of the Rhode Island General Laws, as amended, EOHHS is adopting an “emergency” rule as contained in Section 1403 (F), “Income and Resource Standards” of the Medicaid Code of Administrative Rules entitled, “Medicaid Integrated Health Care Coverage.” On December 2, 2016, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an advisory that there will be a 0.3% cost of living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries in 2017. (See: 2017 SSI and Spousal Impoverishment Standards). Pertinent amounts in section 1403 (F) of the aforementioned regulations have been recalculated, based upon the new CMS standards.
Brief statement of Reason for Finding Imminent Peril:
These rules are being filed on an “emergency” basis to accommodate a compressed time line, as the increased amounts are effective on December 30, 2016.