2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Medicaid Coverage of Substance Abuse Treatment

Item 325 #43c

Item 325 #43c

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2003 $0 FY2004 $1,264,063 GF
FY2003 $0 FY2004 $1,291,150 NGF

Page 249, line 44, strike "$3,553,124,057" and insert "$3,555,679,270".
Page 257, after line 7, insert:
"HH.  Effective April 1, 2004, the Department shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance to provide coverage of substance abuse services for children and adults including emergency services; evaluation and assessment; outpatient services, including intensive outpatient services; targeted case management; and day treatment."

(This amendment restores funding for Medicaid coverage of substance abuse services, which had been approved by the General Assembly to begin in fiscal year 2002. An estimated 16,000 children and adults would have received services. The Department of Medical Assistance Services does not plan to start coverage in fiscal year 2002, and funding was eliminated in the introduced budget for the 2002-04 biennium. This amendment provides funding to start Medicaid coverage for these services April 1, 2004.)