2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Committee Approved)

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CSA-Improve Use of Medicaid

Item 299 #1h

Item 299 #1h

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Health And Human Resources
Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families FY2003 $0 FY2004 ($1,000,000) GF

Page 282, line 27, strike "$204,399,398" and insert "$203,399,398".
Page 287, after line 3, insert:
"K.  Community Policy and Management Teams shall use Medicaid-funded services whenever available.  Providers offering any service that can be funded through Medicaid shall become a Medicaid certified provider.  Pool funds shall not be spent for any service that can be funded through Medicaid for Medicaid eligible children and youth."

(This amendment requires Community Policy and Management Teams (CPMTs) to use Medicaid funded services whenever they are available for the appropriate treatment of children and youth receiving CSA services. It also requires those CSA providers who offer services that can be funded through Medicaid to become Medicaid certified providers. Currently, some localities do not use appropriate Medicaid-funded services when available, resulting in increased general fund costs for the CSA program. Some CSA services providers who provide Medicaid fundable services are not Medicaid certified providers, so services cannot be billed to the Medicaid program. Therefore, matching federal Medicaid funds cannot be used to help offset a portion of the cost of services to the state and localities.)