1998 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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Increase Medicaid Dental Rates

Item 335 #11c

Item 335 #11c

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY1999 $812,998 FY2000 $1,010,550 GF
FY1999 $864,705 FY2000 $1,077,701 NGF

Page 213, line 48, strike "$2,417,148,132" and insert "$2,418,825,835".
Page 213, line 48, strike "$2,532,920,472" and insert "$2,535,008,723".
Page 218, after line 3, insert:
"Q. The Department of Medical Assistance Services and the Department of Health shall work with representatives of the dental community:  to expand the availability and delivery of dental services to pediatric Medicaid recipients; to streamline the administrative processes; and to remove impediments to the efficient delivery of dental services and reimbursement thereof.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall report its efforts to expand dental services to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by December 15, 1998."

(This amendment increases the reimbursement rates for dental services to 85 percent of usual, customary and reasonable charges. Language is also added that would require state departments and dental care providers to improve access to dental care for Medicaid recipients and to improve administration.)