2018 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Poindexter
Medicaid Expansion Copayment Requirements (language only)

Item 303 #33h

Item 303 #33h

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 270, after line 1, insert:

"c. In implementing the provisions of 4.a. and b., the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall include requirements to impose a schedule of copayment requirements that are (i) up to the maximum allowable pursuant to federal law and regulations, (ii) designed to promote access to primary care and appropriate treatment of chronic conditions, and (iii) discourage non-emergency use of emergency rooms."


(This amendment adds language to require that any amendments to the State Plan for Medical Assistance to expand Medicaid pursuant to the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act shall include specific copayment requirements for Medicaid recipients.)