2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Modify Quarterly Medicaid Financial Review Committee (language only)

Item 317 #7s

Item 317 #7s

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 323, line 8, after "month." strike the remainder of the line.

Page 323, strike lines 9 through 24.

Page 323, after line 39, insert:

"4. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall convene a meeting each quarter with the Secretary of Finance, Secretary of Health and Human Resources, or their designees, and appropriate staff from the Department of Planning and Budget, House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, and Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to explain any material differences in expenditures compared to the official Medicaid forecast, adjusted to reflect budget actions from each General Assembly Session. The main purpose of each meeting shall be to review and discuss the most recent Medicaid expenditures to determine the program's financial status.  If necessary, the department shall provide options to bring expenditures in line with available resources. At each quarterly meeting, the department shall provide an update on any changes to the managed care programs, or contracts with managed care organizations, that includes detailed information and analysis on any such changes that may have an impact on the capitation rates or overall fiscal impact of the programs, including changes that may result in savings.  In addition, the department shall report on utilization and other trends in the managed care programs.  During each fiscal year, the meetings for each quarter shall be held in July, October, December, and April to review the previous three month period."


(This amendment modifies the quarterly meeting on Medicaid expenditures to clarify the main purpose of each meeting and to specify when the meeting will be held. This amendment also removes the specific reporting requirement on the Discrete Incentive Transition Program.)