Fee Schedules

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HCBS Rate Study Background

MQD is conducting an HCBS Provider Cost and Wages Survey to collect data from HCBS Providers participating in the QUEST Integration (QI)  program.  The initial 2022 HCBS Rate Study will focus on the following highly utilized services included in the MQD American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) spending plan:

  • Case Management Agency
  • Community Care Foster Family Home
  • Expanded Adult Residential Care Home
  • Homemaker/Companion/Chore (PA1)
  • Personal Care/Personal Assistance/Attendant Care (PA2)
  • Private Duty Nursing (RN and LPN)
  • Self-Directed Personal Assistance
Submitting Survey Tool responses: Completed Survey Tools should be submitted no later than October 28, 2022. After completion, save the file with your provider's name, e.g., 2022 Provider Survey Tool - [Provider Name]. Once the Survey Tool is complete, please email it electronically to [email protected].


  • HCBS Cost and Wage Survey 10/7/22 for Residential Providers (CCFFHs, E-ARCH Type 1, and E-ARCH Type II) with less than 5 approved substitute caregiversExcel
  • HCBS Cost and Wage Survey Instructions 10/7/22 (for Residential Providers (CCFFHs, E-ARCH Type 1, and E-ARCH Type II) with less than 5 approved substitute caregivers)- PDF 

  • HCBS Cost and Wage Survey 9/28/22 – please email Milliman at [email protected] for a copy of the provider survey template
  • HCBS Cost and Wage Survey Instructions 9/28/22 – PDF


  • HCBS Cost and Wage Survey Training Presentation 9/28/22 – PDF
    • HCBS Cost and Wage Survey Training - Recording
  • HCBS Rate Study Kick-off Meeting 7/15/2022 - PDF
    • HCBS Rate Study Kick-off Webinar 7/15/22 - Recording


7/15/2022 - HCBS Rate Study Kick-off Presentation
9/28/2022 - HCBS Cost and Wage Survey Form Training
10/28/2022 - HCBS Cost and Wage Survey Form - Completed and Submission Deadline    

Contact Information:

Cost and Wage Survey Email (for survey questions): 

[email protected]

Rate Study Email (for other questions): 

[email protected]

Please add “HCBS Rate Study” to the email Subject line



Mailing Address: 

Department of Human Services Med-QUEST Division
Attention: Health Care Services Branch

P.O. Box 700190
Kapolei, Hawaii 96709-0190

Current Medicaid Fee-for-Service (FFS) Fee Schedule

Medicaid Fee Schedule Disclaimer:

A zero ($0.00) payment listed on this fee schedule for any code does not mean that the code is not covered by Hawaii's Medicaid program.  Please contact the QI (QUEST Integration) health plan in which you participate for current coverage information.  If you are calling for information on coverage by the Medicaid Fee-For-Services (FFS) program, please contact the Conduent Call Center at (800) 235-4378 or  (808) 952- 5570 or email your inquiry to [email protected].

The Medicaid Fee Schedule may change without notice.


2020 Medicaid Fee Schedule

2013 Medicaid Fee Schedule

State of Hawai`i Department of Human Services Med-QUEST Division

Inpatient All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Group (APR DRG) Payment Methodology


Med-QUEST (MQD) proposes to implement a new All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Group (APR DRG) payment methodology for Medicaid fee-for-service (FFS) inpatient payment purposes for admissions beginning January 1, 2022. APR DRGs are a patient classification system developed by 3M™ and used by payers and providers to classify hospital inpatient stays into clinically meaningful diagnostic groups with similar average resource requirements. APR DRGs provide a mechanism for healthcare payers to make a single case rate payment for similar services provided in a hospital inpatient stay.

MQD proposes to apply the new inpatient APR DRG methodology to in-state general acute hospitals and children’s hospitals, excluding Critical Access Hospitals, freestanding rehabilitation hospitals, freestanding psychiatric hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, military hospitals, Veterans Association hospitals, out-of-state hospitals, and State of Hawaii Organ and Tissue Transplant (SHOTT) services.

MQD has several goals and objectives for the new APR DRG payment methodology, consistent with its QUEST Demonstration goals to promote access, efficient utilization, stabilizing costs, and transforming service delivery. These goals and objectives include the following:

·        Establish standardized payment benchmark

·        Provide acuity measurement

·        Promote equitability across providers

·        Incentivize efficient delivery of care

·        Enable state control of expenditures


For more information on MQD’s proposed APR DRG methodology, please refer to the following resources:

Approved SPA 21-0011-Attachment 4.19-A pages related to APR-DRG

Milliman Report “Hawai`i Proposed APR DRG Payment Model” – June 14, 2021

Hawai`i July 2022 DRG Calculator – v1.6

Hawai'i January 2023 DRG Calculator - v1.0

MQD APR DRG Answers to FAQs – February 10, 2021

MQD Hospital Stakeholder APR DRG Presentation – April 5, 2021


For questions or feedback on the proposed new APR DRG methodology, please email Eric Nouchi at MQD at [email protected].