2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Medicaid Independent Clinical Assessments for Behavioral Health Services (language only)

Item 301 #22h

Item 301 #22h

Health and Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 270, line 6, after "services." insert:
"The independent clinical assessment and other similar assessments shall be performed by the Behavioral Health Services Administrator, which shall be reimbursed through the authorization to charge the Medicaid program an amount equal to the amount previously charged for these assessments by Community Services Boards."

(This amendment directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to transfer the responsibility for performing the independent clinical assessment for behavioral health services to the Behavioral Health Services Administrator (BHSA). The BHSA shall be reimbursed for these services at the same rate previously provided to Community Services Boards. This change is intended to separate the assessment from the service provider thereby creating an independent assessment.)