Citations Affected: Noncode.
Synopsis: Medicaid waivers. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning (office) to
request an amendment to the autism waiver to provide coverage for applied behavior analysis
treatment. Effective July 1, 2003: (1) requires the office to request an amendment to the autism
waiver to increase by 200 the total number of waiver slots; and (2) appropriates from the state
general fund an amount sufficient to increase the number of individuals served under the waiver.
Requires the office to apply for approval of a waiver to provide coverage for dental and vision
services under the children's health insurance program (CHIP) to a child who has health
insurance coverage but does not have coverage for dental services or vision services and is
otherwise eligible for coverage under CHIP. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared
by the Indiana commission on autism.) (This conference committee report changes the effective
date for the requirement to amend the autism waiver to increase the number of slots and for the
Effective: July 1, 2001; July 1, 2003.
Your Conference Committee appointed to confer with a like committee from the Senate upon Engrossed Senate Amendments to Engrossed House Bill No. 1647 respectfully reports that said two committees have conferred and agreed as follows to wit:
that the House recede from its dissent from all Senate amendments and
that the House now concur in all Senate amendments to the bill and that
the bill be further amended as follows:
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" (f) This SECTION expires July 1, 2003.
SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003] (a) As used in this SECTION, "waiver" refers to a home and community based services waiver described in 42 U.S.C. 1396n(c) as it:
(1) applies to individuals with autism; and
(2) is in effect on July 1, 2003.
(b) The office of Medicaid policy and planning shall seek approval under 42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq. from the federal Health Care Financing Administration to amend the waiver to increase
by at least two hundred (200) the total number of waiver slots for
individuals who are eligible for a waiver and who would otherwise
require a level of care in an intermediate care facility for the
mentally retarded (as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1396d(d)) or a nursing
facility (as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1396r(a)).
(c) The office of Medicaid policy and planning shall apply before September 1, 2003, for approval from the federal Health Care Financing Administration to amend the waiver to implement this SECTION.
(d) The office of Medicaid policy and planning may not implement the changes specified under subsection (b) until the office of Medicaid policy and planning files an affidavit with the governor attesting that the federal Health Care Financing Administration approves the changes in the waiver requested by the office of Medicaid policy and planning under this SECTION. The office shall file the affidavit under this subsection not later than five (5) days after the office is notified that the waiver is approved.
(e) The office of Medicaid policy and planning shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 necessary to implement this SECTION.
(f) There is appropriated to the office of Medicaid policy and planning from the state general fund an amount sufficient for its use in funding an increase in the number of eligible individuals who may be served by the waiver as follows:
(1) From four hundred (400) individuals to five hundred (500) individuals during the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2003, and ending June 30, 2004.
(2) From five hundred (500) individuals to six hundred (600) individuals during the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2004, and ending June 30, 2005.
(g) This SECTION expires July 1, 2007.".
Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
(Reference is to EHB 1647 as reprinted April 10, 2001.)
Representative Summers Senator Merritt
Representative Alderman Senator Blade
House Conferees Senate Conferees