2013 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Authorize Report on Centralization of Medicaid Eligibility (language only)

Item 310 #1s

Item 310 #1s

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 282, after line 16, insert:
"K.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services in cooperation with the Department of Social Services (DSS) shall review the impact of centralizing Medicaid eligibility with a single vendor.  The review shall evaluate the cost-effectiveness of centralization and also the operational impact this change would have on the current state/local eligibility system.  The review shall include, but not be limited to, the costs of a single vendor, transition costs, and the financial and operational impact on the DSS central office and local departments of social services.  The Department of Planning and Budget and a representative (selected by DSS) of the local departments of social services shall be included on the review team.  The results of the review shall be submitted to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by September 15, 2013."

(This amendment directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services along with the Department of Social Services to review the centralization of Medicaid eligibility.)