2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Conference Report)

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Medicaid Disease State Management Program (language only)

Item 326 #11c

Item 326 #11c

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 321, after line 16, insert:
"VVV.  The Director of the Department of Planning and Budget is authorized to transfer amounts, as needed, from the Medical Assistance Services program (program 45600) to the Administrative and Support Services program (program 47900) to fund administrative expenditures associated with contracts between the Department of Medical Assistance Services and companies providing disease state and chronic care management programs services for Medicaid recipients.  The Department shall report on its efforts to contract for and implement disease state management programs in the Medicaid program by November 15, 2005, to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees and the Joint Commission on Health Care.  The Department shall have the authority to promulgate emergency regulations to implement this amendment within 280 days or less from the enactment of this act."

(This amendment authorizes the Department of Medical Assistance Services to transfer funds from the Medicaid program to the agency's administrative program to fund the costs of contracting with a company to implement a disease state and chronic care management program for the Medicaid program. In addition, language requires the Department to report on this effort and grants emergency regulatory authority to implement the program.)