2007 Session

Budget Amendments - SB750 (Committee Approved)

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Include Substance Use Disorder Treatment under Medicaid

Item 302 #2s

Item 302 #2s

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2007 $0 FY2008 $5,247,458 GF
FY2007 $0 FY2008 $5,247,458 NGF

Page 313, line 30, strike "$5,433,850,896" and insert "$5,444,345,812".
Page 333, after line 25, insert:
"PPP.  The State Board for Medical Assistance Services shall develop amendments to the State Plan for Medical Assistance to provide coverage of substance abuse treatment services for children and adults including emergency services; evaluation and assessment; outpatient services, including intensive outpatient services; targeted case management; and day treatment effective July 1, 2007.  The State Board shall seek approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to implement the State Plan amendments.  The Department shall promulgate emergency regulations to implement this amendment within 280 days or less from the enactment of this act."

(This amendment provides funding to expand Medicaid coverage to children and adults in the second year to include reimbursement for substance abuse treatment services. Services may include assessment and evaluation, crisis intervention, case management, outpatient treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, and medical detoxification. Funding for this initiative includes estimated cost savings based on the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University studies on Medicaid that report that for every $6.00 spent by Medicaid on treating substance abuse and dependence, $1.00 is saved because the need for other health services is prevented. The study also identified the use and abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs as having a direct effect on Medicaid hospital spending.)