Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services (CMS-2328-P)

Docket ID: CMS-2011-0062
Agency: Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS)
Parent Agency: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

This rule creates a standardized, transparent process for States to follow as part of their broader efforts to "assure that payments are consistent with efficiency, economy, and quality of care and are sufficient to enlist enough providers so that care and services are available under the plan at least to the extent that such care and services are available to the general population in the geographic area" as required by section 1902(a)(30)(A) of the Social Security Act (the Act). This rule also recognizes, as States have requested, electronic publication as an optional means of communicating State plan amendments (SPAs) and proposed rate-setting policy changes to the public.

RIN: 0938-AQ54
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 447
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 1902(a)(30)(A) of the Social Security Act
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: State
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM05/06/201176 FR 26342
NPRM Comment Period End07/05/2011
Final Action11/02/201580 FR 67576
Final Rule Effective01/04/2016
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jan 04, 2016 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 11/02/2015
ID: CMS-2011-0062-0187
Comment Period Closed
Jan 04, 2016 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 11/02/2015
ID: CMS-2011-0062-0188
Comment Period Closed
Jul 05, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/06/2011
ID: CMS-2011-0062-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 04/12/2016
ID: CMS-2011-0062-0440

Supporting Documents

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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Jeremy Silanskis
Health Insurance Specialist
410 786-1592
410 786-8533 (Fax)
Center for Medicaid and State Operations, Mail Stop S3-13-15, 7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244
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