2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Establish Behavioral Health Homes

Item 304 #27s

Item 304 #27s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2023 $3,000,000 FY2024 $3,000,000 GF
FY2023 $3,000,000 FY2024 $3,000,000 NGF

Page 313, line 47, strike "$18,732,988,737" and insert "$18,738,988,737".
Page 313, line 47, strike "$19,820,607,534" and insert "$19,826,607,534".

Page 340, after line 10, insert:

"PPPP. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance Services under Title XIX of the Social Security Act to establish behavioral health homes.  The department may seek federal planning funds to support the development of behavioral health homes.  The department shall: (i) develop the criteria for eligibility that at least includes individuals with serious mental illness; and (ii) target the health home enrollment to the appropriate geographic regions and populations that are high utilizers of emergency departments, consistent with the funding provided, to develop a successful behavioral home model.  The department shall implement these health homes through the managed care model effective upon federal approval of a state plan amendment.  The department shall report on the status of implementation to the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees by November 1 of each year."


(This amendment provides funding to establish behavioral health homes in Medicaid to provide more support to individuals that are high utilizers of emergency room departments due to behavioral health conditions. The health home model is eligible for an enhanced 90 percent federal match rate for the first two years for the additional services provided as part of the model, that includes: comprehensive care management, care coordination, health promotion, comprehensive transitional care and follow-up, individual and family support, and referral to community and social services.)