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Department of Social Services Notice of Public Hearing to Adopt Rules A public hearing will be held at the DSS Building, Prairie Conference Room, 811 East 10th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57103 on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at 10:30 a.

Department of
Social Services
Notice of Public Hearing to Adopt Rules
A public hearing will be held at the DSS Building, Prairie Conference Room, 811 East 10th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57103 on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. Central Time, to consider the adoption and amendment of proposed Medical Services rules numbered
§§ 67:16:01:25, 67:16:01:26, 67:16:01:27, 67:16:14:05, 67:16:24:04, 67:16:25:06.01, 67:16:41:01, 67:16:41:04, 67:16:41:06, 67:16:41:09, 67:16:41:10, 67:16:41:14, 67:16:44:01.
The effect of the rule changes will be to update to current coding manuals, clarify coverage of 90 day fills on eligible generic maintenance medication, clarify fees for personal care services, allow enrolled secure medical transportation providers to also enroll as a community transportation provider, add a definition for telehealth, to allow continuation of public health emergency coverage of telehealth services, and to add nurse midwifes as a type of provider a visit can occur with within the Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics coverage chapter
The reason for adopting the proposed rules is to have the most recent coding manuals referenced in rule, provide clarifications in several areas, continue telemedicine and audio-only flexibilities as a reimbursable service beyond the pandemic.
Persons interested in presenting amendments, data, opinions, and arguments for or against the proposed rules may appear in-person at the hearing, may attend telephonically by calling 1-866-410-8397 and using conference code 5948747397 or mail them to Teresa Schulte, Administrative Rules, Department of Social Services, 811 East 10th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57103. Material sent by mail must reach the Department of Social Services by August 27, 2021, to be considered.
After the public hearing, the Department of Social Services will consider all written and oral comments it receives on the proposed rules. The Department of Social Services may modify or amend a proposed rule at that time to include or exclude matters that are described in this notice.
For Persons with Disabilities: This hearing will be located at a physically accessible place. Please contact Department of Social Services at least 48 hours before the public hearing if you have special needs for which special arrangements can be made by calling (605)-367-5444 ext. 1000309.
Copies of the proposed rules may be obtained without charge from: Teresa Schulte, Department of Social Services, 811 East 10th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57103. Copies of the proposed rules are also available at: http://rules.sd.gov.
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