The Arkansas Department of Human Services requests public comment on proposed rules which will establish a limit on the weekly amount of Medicaid funded speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy that may be provided to an eligible beneficiary without prior authorization.
Currently, the Notice of Rule Change says that all therapies billed under the Medicaid State Plan will allow 90 minutes per discipline per week with the appropriate prescription. However, if greater amounts of therapy is required, a prior authorization or extension of benefits process will be utilized.
The public hearing for comments will be held Wednesday, October 5 at 4:30pm at the Central Library East Room (100 Rock Street). Written comments may also be sent to Shelby Maldonado, the DDS Policy Coordinator (Shelby.Maldonado@dhs.arkansas.gov).