2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Committee Approved)

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Copays for DME, Lab and X-ray Services

Item 326 #15h

Item 326 #15h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2005 ($500,000) FY2006 ($500,000) GF
FY2005 ($500,000) FY2006 ($500,000) NGF

Page 250, line 37, strike "$4,057,098,577" and insert "$4,056,098,577".
Page 250, line 37, strike "$4,428,632,619" and insert "$4,427,632,619".
Page 264, after line 47, insert:
"BBB.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend its State Plan for Medical Assistance to impose a cost sharing requirement for eligible recipients' durable medical equipment and laboratory and radiological services ranging from $1.00 to $3.00.  This change shall be consistent with federal law concerning Medicaid cost-sharing requirements.  Such amendments to the State Plan shall become effective within 280 days or less from the enactment of this act."

(This amendment requires the Medicaid program to begin requiring recipient copayments for durable medical equipment, as well as laboratory and radiological services. Copayments would range from $1.00 to $3.00 depending on the cost of services provided. Children, pregnant women and nursing home patients would be exempt from these copayment requirements, as required by federal law and regulations.)