SPA Memo 20-01 - Updates the standards for optional state supplementary payments.
SPA Memo 20-02 - Implements an additional clarification to bed hold day payment policy under the Hawaii Medicaid State plan. This is a temporary policy that is effective only during the period of the Presidential and Secretarial emergency declarations related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
SPA Memo 20-03 - Updates Attachment 4.19-B page 2.1 to include updated fee schedule dates, methodology and weblinks for dental, EPSDT, home pharmacy, home health agency services and medical supplies.
SPA Memo 21-01 - Updates the standards for optional state supplementary payments.
SPA Memo 21-02 - Removes the limits on smoking cessation counseling and pharmacotherapy services on Supplement to Attachment 3.1-A and 3.1-B pg. 2.1 and identifies smoking cessation services available under Preventative Services Supplement to Attachment 3.1-A and 3.1-B (13c.) pg. 4 in the State Plan.
SPA Memo 21-03 - Removes the limits on smoking cessation counseling and pharmacotherapy services in alignment with SPA 21-0002, Smoking Cessation, for the Medicaid Alternative Benefit section of the State Plan.
SPA Memo 21-04 - Creates a new eligibility group “Working Individuals with Disabilities” to keep Medicaid coverage by allowing a more liberal income and resource methodology and clarifies that working disabled adults will not have any premiums or other cost sharing charges.
SPA Memo 21-06 - Increases the component prices for private nursing facility rates by 12 percent, effective January 13, 2021.
SPA Memo 21-08 - Implements temporary policies only effective during the period of the Presidential and Secretarial emergency declarations related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
SPA Memo 21-10 - Provides expanded benefits to Hawaii Medicaid State Plan. Under the provisions of Section 2105(a)(1)(D)(ii) of the Social Security Act, Hawaii will use administrative funds under a Health Service Initiative (HSI) to create a new vision service in the CHIP State Plan Section 2.2 for children under age 19 who are eligible for Medicaid and CHIP.
SPA Memo 21-11 - Changes the current payment methodology for inpatient acute services for the Hawaii Medicaid program.
SPA Memo 21-12 - Changes in laws at the federal and state level allow pharmacists to administer and bill for certain services.
SPA Memo 21-13 - Clarifies Pharmacy Services under “Services of Other Licensed Providers” and removes the $100 limit under Podiatry Services.
SPA Memo 21-14 - Changes the payment methodology for distribution Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) funds to reflect a more equitable distribution by adding new verbiage to describe each hospital's uncompensated cost adjustment methodology effective 10/01/2021.
SPA Memo 21-15 - Amends Attachment 4.19-B pg. 8.3 and creates a new page (Attachment 4.19-B pg. 8.4) of the Hospice payment section in the state plan to clarify the payment methodology and to minimize administrative burden.
SPA Memo 21-16 - Regulatory requirements for states to assure necessary transportation for beneficiaries to and from covered services are longstanding.
SPA Memo 21-17 - Allows for third-party liability payment up to 100 days instead of 90 days for claims related to medical support enforcement.
SPA Memo 21-19 - Effective January 1, 2022, removes the application of the routine cost limit and customary charge limit for cost reimbursement of distinct part nursing facilities of critical access hospitals.
SPA Memo 22-01 - Effective January 1, 2022, Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries received a 5.9% Cost of Living Adjustment increase from the Social Security Administration.
SPA Memo 22-04 - On December 7, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) outlined new Medicaid State Plan requirements for assuring coverage of routine patient costs associated with participation in qualifying clinical trials.
SPA Memo 22-08 - Extends postpartum medical coverage from a period of 60 days to 12 months effective April 1, 2022.
SPA Memo 22-12 - Amends Supplement to Attachment 3.1-A and 3.1-B pg. 3-3a and Supplement to Attachment 3.1-A and 3.1-B pg. 3.5 to restore and expand the basic dental benefit for adults receiving Medicaid benefits.