May 26, 2005
MEDICAID INFORMATION RELEASE MA05-23
TO: All Personal Care Service (PCS) Providers and School Districts Providing Medicaid Services
FROM: Leslie M. Clement, Deputy Administrator
SUBJECT: NEW PCS PAYMENT RATES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005
Effective July 1, 2005, Medicaid will make some changes to its reimbursement rates for Personal Assistance Services (personal care and attendant services). As required by Idaho Code and IDAPA 16.03.09.148, the Department conducted a salary survey to calculate the new rates. The maximum allowable amounts are based on wages and salaries paid for comparable positions within nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded (ICF/MRs).
Services provided on or before June 30, 2005 must be billed separately from services provided on or after July 1, 2005. There may be an error in your payment if you do not use separate claim forms.
The new rates are listed below by procedure code: