2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Committee Approved)

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Durable Med. Equip. Rates at Medicare Level (language only)

Item 326 #1h

Item 326 #1h

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 264, after line 47, insert:
"BBB. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance to set the rate for durable medical equipment at the Durable Medicare Equipment Regional Carrier (DMERC) reimbursement level for those items that have a national Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code.  Such amendments to the State Plan shall become effective within 280 days or less from the enactment of this act."

(This amendment modifies the reimbursement methodology for certain durable medical equipment.)