2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Committee Approved)

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Disease Managment Program to Include Asthma (language only)

Item 326 #16h

Item 326 #16h

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 264, after line 47, insert:
"BBB.  In developing a disease state management program, the Department Department of Medical Assistance Services shall include initiatives which positively impact asthma-related health care costs.  This initiative shall seek to improve the management of asthma through the appropriate use of asthma medications and patient education."

(This amendment adds language requiring the Department of Medical Assistance Services to include asthma in its disease management initiative.)