2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Committee Approved)

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Expand GAP Eligibility to 100% of the Federal Poverty Level & Increase Services

Item 306 #17h

Item 306 #17h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2017 $0 FY2018 $2,965,688 GF
FY2017 $0 FY2018 $2,965,688 NGF

Page 284, line 40, strike "$9,714,745,576" and insert "$9,720,676,952".

Page 306 line 26, after "2016", insert:

"and from 80 to 100 percent of the federal poverty level effective July 1, 2017".

Page 306 line 27, before "The department", insert:

"Effective July 1, 2017, the department shall amend the Medicaid demonstration project to include the provision of addiction recovery and treatment services."


(This amendment adds $3.0 million the second year from the general fund and a like amount of federal matching Medicaid funds to modify the income eligibility criteria for the Medicaid demonstration waiver program for adults with serious mental illness in Medicaid from 80 to 100 percent of the federal poverty level. The waiver provides primary care, outpatient medical services, and prescription drugs, along with a robust set of behavioral health services to adults with serious mental illness. In addition, language adds addiction recovery and treatment services to those services already provided through the waiver.)