2011 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Chronic Kidney Disease Health Home Program (language only)

Item 297 #2c

Item 297 #2c

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 267, after line 35, insert:
"i.  In fulfillment of this item, the department may seek the federal authority through amendment to the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, and any necessary waivers, to allow for the implementation of a Health Home Program for Chronic Kidney Disease utilizing available funding included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 to be effective May 1, 2012.  The department shall have authority to implement necessary changes upon federal approval and prior to the completion of any regulatory process undertaken in order to effect such change."

(This language amendment provides the authority for the Department of Medical Assistance Services to implement a specialized program to manage the chronic health care needs of individuals with kidney disease who are already enrolled in the Medicaid program effective May 1, 2012. State funding for the program is matched by 90 percent federal funding.)