2024 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hope
Facilitate Medicaid Participation by Community Services Boards

Item 288 #35h

Item 288 #35h

First Year - FY2025 Second Year - FY2026
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2025 $250,000 FY2026 $0 GF
FY2025 $250,000 FY2026 $0 NGF

Page 319, line 23, strike "$23,331,209,172" and insert "$23,331,709,172".

Page 348, after line 43, insert:

"WWWW. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall (i) ensure that comprehensive information about all available managed care organization preferred provider programs is provided to all Community Services Boards (CSBs), including information about which behavioral health services are included in the preferred provider programs and the requirements CSBs must meet to participate in the programs; and (ii) report to the Behavioral Health Commission regarding efforts to make such information available to CSBs no later than November 1, 2025."


(This amendment adds $250,000 from the general fund and $250,000 from nongeneral funds the first year and language directing the agency to ensure that information on Medicaid managed care organization preferred provider programs are provided to all CSBs. Funding would be used to procure a contractor to assist in this effort. "Obtaining "preferred provider" status with managed care organizations could reduce the administrative complexity of billing for Medicaid-eligible services, helping CSBs increase reimbursement for Medicaid-eligible services. Designation as a "preferred provider" means that the provider is not required to meet prior authorization requirements for certain services. Reducing prior authorization requirements can allow consumers to receive services more quickly and require fewer administrative steps before CSBs are able to receive reimbursement for services delivered.)