2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Expand Tobacco Cessation Coverage

Item 313 #23s

Item 313 #23s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2021 $34,718 FY2022 $34,718 GF
FY2021 $34,718 FY2022 $34,718 NGF

Page 294, line 18, strike "$15,939,731,997" and insert "$15,939,801,433".
Page 294, line 18, strike "$17,038,007,934" and insert "$17,038,077,370".

Page 321, after line 18, insert:

"GGGG.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan under Title XIX and XXI to add coverage of tobacco cessation services for  full coverage adults who are not enrolled pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The department shall have the authority to implement these changes effective July 1, 2020, and prior to the completion of any regulatory process undertaken in order to effect such changes.


(This amendment provides $34,718 from the general fund each year and a like amount of federal Medicaid matching funds to add tobacco cessation services to the Medicaid program for adults otherwise not covered currently. The Affordable Care Act provides that individuals enrolled in Medicaid through the previsions of that act include coverage for prevention services, including tobacco cessation. This amendment allows all adults in Medicaid to be covered, which aligns with the funding included in the introduced budget to expand the services of the Department of Health's Quit Now tobacco cessation program.)