2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Reid
Study of Targeted Case Management Rates

Item 313 #27h

Item 313 #27h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2021 $0 FY2022 $175,000 GF
FY2021 $0 FY2022 $175,000 NGF

Page 345, line 39, strike "$17,494,923,315" and insert "$17,495,273,315".

Page 382, after line 17, insert:

"AAAAAA. The Department of Medical Assistance Services, in coordination with the Department of Behavioral Health and Disability Services, shall review the Medicaid reimbursement rate structure for targeted case management services, including early intervention, developmental disability, intellectual disability and mental health case management services, in order to assess whether the rate structure is appropriate for such services. In conducting the review, the departments shall seek input from community services boards and behavioral health authorities that provide these services.  The departments shall assess whether the current rates and the current disparity in rates for these services are appropriate, considering among other things, the nature of the services and the relative levels of education and skill set requirements for case management staff providing the various services.  The department shall provide a report with its assessment and any recommended changes to the rate structure to the Chairs of the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee no later than the November 1, 2021."


(This amendment adds language requiring the Department of Medical Assistance Services and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to study the current rate structure for providing targeted case management and recommend changes based on current regulatory expectations and skill requirements.)