1999 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Conference Report)

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Coverage of Obesity Drugs (language only)

Item 335 #32c

Item 335 #32c

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 271, after line 40, insert:
"Z.  The State Plan for Medical Assistance Services shall be amended to clarify the coverage and availability of FDA-approved drug therapies and agents for weight loss, including anorexiant drugs, for Medicaid recipients who meet the strict disability standards for obesity established by the Social Security Administration, and whose condition has been certified as life-threatening, consistent with the Department of Medical Assistance Services' medical necessity requirements and preauthorization guidelines."

(This amendment requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services to clarify Medicaid coverage of weight loss medications.)