2018 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Stolle
Medicaid Informal Appeals Decisions (language only)

Item 303 #32h

Item 303 #32h

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 264, line 8, after "request." insert:

"The Department of Medical Assistance Services and the provider may jointly agree to extend the 180 day period for up to an additional period of days to facilitate settlement discussions.

Page 264, line 9, after "request" strike "," and insert:

"or, in the case of a joint agreement to extend the period, within that extended period,".


(This amendment implements a recommendation of the Department of Medical Assistance Services' appeals workgroup created in the 2017 Appropriation Act. The amendment allows an extension to the 180 day requirement for informal appeals decisions in order to facilitate early settlement discussions between the agency and providers.)