2014 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Carrico
Medicaid Coverage of Tobacco Cessation Activities

Item 301 #10s

Item 301 #10s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2015 $6,295 FY2016 $7,005 GF
FY2015 $6,295 FY2016 $7,005 NGF

Page 245, line 42, strike "$8,495,724,272" and insert "$8,495,736,862".
Page 245, line 42, strike "$8,761,183,102" and insert "$8,761,197,112".
Page 264, after line 26, insert:
"FFFF.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance to provide coverage for cessation services for tobacco users, including pharmacology, group and individual counseling, and other treatment services including the most current version of or an official update to the Clinical Health Guideline "Treating Tobacco Use and Dependent" published by the Public Health Service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  These services shall be subject to copayment requirements."

(This amendment provides funding to require Medicaid coverage of tobacco cessation services. Currently, Virginia Medicaid provides coverage for pharmacotherapy but counseling services are limited to pregnant women on Medicaid.)