2003 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
Medicaid Added Weeks of In-home Services

Item 325 #22s

Item 325 #22s

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2003 $0 FY2004 $1,750,000 GF
FY2003 $0 FY2004 $1,750,000 NGF

Page 310, line 52, strike "$3,463,427,364" and insert "$3,466,927,364".
Page 327, after line 3, insert:
"UUU. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance and related regulations to include coverage of an additional 26 weeks of intensive in-home services, effective July 1, 2003.  The Office of Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families shall transfer $1,750,000 in general fund dollars to the Department in order to fund the expanded services."

(This amendment provides additional Medicaid coverage of intensive in-home services for children with serious emotional disturbances. Currently, if a child continues to need services beyond 26 weeks, the child must be placed in more expensive residential treatment facilities funded through the Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families program. Expanded coverage of intensive in-home services through Medicaid will enable the child to be served at home in a more appropriate, less costly setting.)