2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Dunnavant
Parity of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Rates

Item 304 #38s

Item 304 #38s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2023 $0 FY2024 $564,640 GF
FY2023 $0 FY2024 $564,640 NGF

Page 355, line 40, strike "$22,919,178,986" and insert "$22,920,308,266".

Page 384, after line 384, insert:

"YYYY. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall increase the rates for mental health partial hospitalization from a per diem rate of $250.62 to $500.00 and shall increase the rate for mental health intensive outpatient programs from a per diem of $159.20 to $250.00.  The department shall have the authority to implement this reimbursement change effective July 1, 2023, and prior to the completion of any regulatory process undertaken in order to effect such change."


(This amendment directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to establish reimbursement parity between substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health (MH) partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient programs (IOP) by increasing the MH PHP and IOP reimbursement rates to the same reimbursement rate as SUD PHP and IOP.)