In accordance with Public Law 103-112, revision to the Hyde Amendment, the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) implemented the federal directive pertaining to Medicaid reimbursement for abortions. For dates of service on or after October 1, 1993, abortions may be performed for pregnancies resulting from rape, incest or as a result of life-threatening conditions of the mother.
Reimbursement of abortions is based on the physician’s “Certification Statement” below that the abortion was performed to save the life of the mother, to terminate pregnancy resulting from rape or to terminate pregnancy resulting from incest.
Listed below is the physician certification statement that must accompany all claims for abortions conducted for pregnancy resulting from rape or incest for federal compliance and proper reimbursement. A copy of the signed certification statement must be submitted with each claim or reimbursement to be considered. Physician signature must be original script, not typed or rubber-stamped.
Please note that substitute wording will not be acceptable.