REQUEST FOR COMMENTS
DIVISION OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS (DMAP) PROPOSES TO AMEND THE
DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT (DME) FEE SCHEDULE TO A PERCENTAGE OF 2012 MFS THAT
WILL APPROXIMATE MAINTENANCE OF BUDGET NEUTRALITY
COMMENTS DUE: February 7, 2014
PROPOSAL: A State Plan Amendment will be filed with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid in order for DMAP to amend the DME fee schedule to a percentage of 2012 MFS that will approximate maintenance of budget neutrality. Some DMEPOS categories are at a higher rate of reimbursement than others, as negotiated by those particular provider groups and taking rates history into consideration. Rates for items not covered by Medicare will remain unchanged. This includes incontinent supplies, dialysis supplies, vision services, EPIV services/supplies billed by non-EPIV providers. Payment methodology on miscellaneous codes (E1399, K0108, A4649) and items that are manually priced will also remain unchanged.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 2/1/14
HOW TO COMMENT: Send written comments by fax, mail or email to:
Jesse Anderson, State Plan Manager
Division of Medical Assistance Programs
500 Summer Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
NEXT STEPS: OHA will consider all comments received.
Request for Comments
Proposed Approval of Cleanup at Floragon-Northern Parcels
COMMENTS DUE: March 2, 2014
PROJECT LOCATION: South Molalla Avenue at South Molalla Forest Road, Molalla, Oregon.
PROPOSAL: The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is proposing to issue a No Further Action (NFA) determination for the approximately 83-acre northern portion of the Floragon site in Molalla, Oregon (the Northern Parcels). DEQ is proposing the NFA because residual contamination does not exceed acceptable risk levels.
HIGHLIGHTS: Lumber mills formerly occupied the Floragon site. Environmental contamination related to former mill operations, in particular wood treating at former dip tanks, has been found, primarily in the southern portion of the site (the Southern Parcels). The Southern Parcels consist of Bear Creek and approximately 22 acres south of the creek, where environmental work continues with DEQ oversight. North of the creek in the Northern Parcels, sampling and risk analysis identified little contamination in upland soil, but elevated levels of some contaminants in the stormwater system and ditches. Storm system and ditch sediment cleanout were completed in late 2013 and early 2014 under DEQ oversight, in order to further reduce contaminant levels. Remaining contamination in the Northern Parcels does not pose a significant risk to public health or the environment. A NFA decision is therefore proposed for the Northern Parcels.
HOW TO COMMENT: The project file may be reviewed by appointment at DEQ’s Northwest Region Office at 2020 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 400, Portland, OR 97201. To schedule an appointment to review the file, please contact Dawn Weinberger at (503) 229-6729. To access site summary information and the Site Closure Memorandum in DEQ’s Environmental Cleanup Site Information (ECSI) database on the Internet, go to http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ECSI/ecsiquery.asp, then enter 0009 in the Site ID box and click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. Next, click the link labeled 0009 in the Site ID/Info column. Written comments may be sent to Dan Hafley, Project Manager, by e-mail or regular mail to the addresses listed above. Upon written request by ten or more persons or by a group with a membership of 10 or more, a public meeting will be held to receive verbal comments. Comments must be received by 4:30 PM on March 2, 2014 in order to be considered in DEQ’s decision.
THE NEXT STEP: DEQ will consider all public comments received by the close of the comment period before making a final decision regarding the “No Further Action” determination. A public notice announcing the final decision will be published in this publication.
ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION: DEQ is committed to accommodating people with disabilities. Please notify DEQ of any special physical or language accommodations or if you need information in large print, Braille or another format. To make these arrangements, contact DEQ Communications & Outreach (503) 229-5696 or toll free in Oregon at (800) 452-4011; fax to 503-229-6762; or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
People with hearing impairments may call DEQ’s TTY number, (503) 229-5471.
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