2007 Session

Budget Amendments - SB750 (Committee Approved)

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Hearing Aid Reimbursement Rates (language only)

Item 302 #8s

Item 302 #8s

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 330, strike lines 47 through 55 and insert:
"EEE.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall modify reimbursement for pediatric hearing aids to reimburse the actual cost of the device within the limits set by the Department, plus provide a fixed rate dispensing fee and fitting fee.  These rate changes shall take effect January 1, 2008."

(This amendment replaces language included in the introduced budget for hearing aids. The original amendment, designed to increase access to hearing aid services by raising reimbursement rates may limit the department's ability to manage access to hearing aids in future years. The amendment also eliminates authorization for emergency regulations which are not necessary.)