2001 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Lambert
Dental Care for Adults

Item 319 #11s

Item 319 #11s

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2001 $0 FY2002 $8,200,000 GF
FY2001 $0 FY2002 $8,847,817 NGF

Page 307, line 50, strike "$3,069,053,201" and insert "$3,086,101,018".
Page 320, after line 4, insert:
"XX. Effective July 1, 2001, the Department shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance to provide coverage for general dental services, including dentures and bridgework, for Medicaid-eligible adults.  Out of this appropriation, the Department shall provide $8,200,000 the second year from the general fund and $8,847,817 from nongeneral funds for these services."
Accompanying Budget  “The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall develop a mechanism for automatic future adjustments in the personal care reimbursement rate.  The Department shall submit a report outlining the proposed mechanism and the estimated fiscal impact to the Governor, the Chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee, the House Appropriations Committee, and the Joint Commission on Health Care prior to November 1, 2000.”

(This amendment provides funds in the second year to expand Medicaid services to provide coverage of dental services for Medicaid-eligible adults. Currently, the Medicaid program provides dental services coverage for children.)