2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Committee Approved)

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Expand Medicaid CSA Services (language only)

Item 326 #19h

Item 326 #19h

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 255, line 31, strike "initial and ongoing" and insert "semi-annually".
Page 264, after line 47, insert:
"BBB.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance Services to include reimbursement for required tuition payments for children receiving Medicaid-eligible residential services, if such educational services are part of the treatment plan.  Such amendments to the State Plan shall become effective within 280 days or less from the enactment of this act."

(This amendment requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services to provide semi-annual training to local Comprehensive Services Act (CSA) teams to ensure that localities are able to appropriately access Medicaid-funded CSA services for the treatment of at-risk children and youth through the Comprehensive Services Act, thereby decreasing Medicaid payment denials. Language also directs the Department to cover tuition payments in residential facilities for Medicaid-eligible CSA children, if the services are included in the treatment plans for those children. Federal law and regulations allow reimbursement for these expenditures. A companion amendment in Item 299 captures savings in the CSA program to account for these actions.)