2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Conference Report)

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Modify Effective Date for Medicaid Adult Dental Benefit and Administrative Transfer Authority (language only)

Item 313 #6c

Item 313 #6c

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 144, line 26, after "IIIII." insert "1."

Page 144, line 26, strike "January" and insert "July".

Page 144, after line 45, insert:

"2. The Department of Planning and Budget shall have the authority to transfer appropriation from Item 317 to Item 316 in this act, as needed, to fund the administrative costs of implementing the new Medicaid dental benefit for adults if the existing appropriation in Item 316 is insufficient."


(This amendment changes the effective date of the new Medicaid adult dental benefit from January 1, 2021 to July 1, 2021, to reflect the restoration of funding, which is included in a separate amendment in Item 482.20. In addition, budget language is added to provided authority to move funding from the administrative program of the agency to cover the increased costs of the dental benefits administrator related to the new dental benefit.)