2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Conference Report)

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Expand Tobacco Cessation Coverage

Item 313 #5c

Item 313 #5c

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2021 $0 FY2022 $34,718 GF
FY2021 $0 FY2022 $34,718 NGF

Page 345, line 39, strike "$17,494,923,315" and insert "$17,494,992,751".

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(This amendment restores $34,718 from the general fund and a like amount of federal Medicaid matching funds the second year to add tobacco cessation services to the Medicaid program for adults not otherwise currently covered. The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that Medicaid provide coverage for prevention services, including tobacco cessation, for individuals enrolled pursuant to the ACA. This amendment allows all adults in Medicaid to have access to tobacco cessation services. Funding for this Item was provided in Chapter 1289, 2020 Virginia Acts of Assembly, unallotted in April, 2020 and eliminated in Chapter 56, 2020 Special Session I Virginia Acts of Assembly. Language is modified to make the provision of this benefit effective July 1, 2021.)