2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Locke
Medicaid Coverage of Anesthesia for Children's Dental Procedures

Item 304 #19s

Item 304 #19s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2023 $244,499 FY2024 $266,088 GF
FY2023 $289,372 FY2024 $316,317 NGF

Page 313, line 47, strike "$18,732,988,737" and insert "$18,733,522,608".
Page 313, line 47, strike "$19,820,607,534" and insert "$19,821,189,939".

Page 340, after line 10, insert:

"PPPP. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance to authorize coverage for medically necessary general anesthesia and hospitalization or facility charges of a facility licensed to provide outpatient surgical procedures for dental care provided to a Medicaid enrollee who is determined by a licensed dentist in consultation with the enrollee treating physician to require general anesthesia and admission to a hospital or outpatient surgery facility to effectively and safely provide dental care to an enrollee age ten or younger. The Department shall promulgate regulations to become effective within 280 days or less from the enactment of this Act to implement this change."


(This amendment adds funding and language to require the Department of Medical Assistance Services to cover necessary general anesthesia and hospitalization, or facility charges services, for Medicaid eligible children under age 10 receiving dental services who require such services.)