2014 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
Co-Patron(s): Barker, Colgan, Favola, Vogel, Watkins
Part C - Early Intervention Case Management (language only)

Item 301 #22s

Item 301 #22s

Health and Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 264, after line 26, insert:
"FFFF. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance to increase the rate for Part C Early Intervention Targeted Case Management from $132 to $172.40 per month per child.   The department shall have the authority to implement this reimbursement change effective July 1, 2014, and prior to the completion of any regulatory process undertaken in order to effect such change."

(This amendment adds funding to increase the monthly reimbursement rate for Early Intervention Part C Case Management for infants and toddlers with disabilities who are Medicaid-eligible from $132 per month per child to $172.40 per month per child. The rate of $172.40 per month per child is the appropriate reimbursement rate for this service, according to the DMAS study of Part C Case Management. In not funding the full cost of the service through Medicaid, the other sources of funding, state General Funds, federal Part C funds and local funds must be used to cover the cost of the Medicaid service. Using these non-Medicaid funds decreases the amount of funding available for those infants and toddlers who are not eligible for Medicaid. This amendment will cover 4,739 Medicaid-eligible infants per month in FY 15 and 5,094 Medicaid-eligible infants in FY 16.)