Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–1131.15. Approval of Medicaid State Plan Amendment.

(a) The Department shall have authority to request the Medical Assistance Administration to seek the approval of the federal Health Care Financing Administration for the amendment to the District of Columbia Medicaid State Plan to add Medicaid rehabilitation services, which was submitted to the Health Care Financing Administration on September 30, 2000.

(b) The Department shall have the authority to request that the Medical Assistance Administration (“MAA”) seek the approval of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for an amendment to the Medicaid State Plan that will provide for a per diem reimbursement for inpatient psychiatric treatment for cases where the authorized length of stay exceeds 7 days and the Diagnostic Related Group reimbursement does not exceed the per diem reimbursement schedule for Medicaid-eligible involuntary, emergency psychiatric admissions. The MAA shall submit the amendment to the Medicaid State Plan to the Council for approval by resolution within 30 days of receipt of approval of the amendment from the federal government.