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Senate Bill 0551


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Senate Bill 0551

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF SB 551 (Updated April 1, 2013 2:14 pm - DI 104)

Federal health care reform. Establishes the Indiana affordable care committee. Defines populations that may be subject to Medicaid resource requirements. Eliminates certain Medicaid eligibility resource requirements. Specifies Medicaid recipients who are eligible to receive payments related to certain Medicare premium and cost sharing amounts. Specifies that Medicaid services include pharmacist services. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning (office) to negotiate with the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for a Medicaid state plan amendment or Medicaid waiver concerning expansion of Medicaid. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to report to the state budget committee and the health finance commission if negotiations are unsuccessful. Adds Medicaid rehabilitation option services, chiropractic services, and optometric services to the Indiana check- up plan. Requires the office to apply to HHS to amend the state Medicaid plan to require Medicaid recipient cost sharing. Provides for implementation of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act with respect to a health benefit exchange (exchange) in Indiana. Specifies requirements for health plans issued through an exchange, including application of Indiana insurance law. Requires certification of navigators and registration of application organizations related to an exchange. Provides for dissolution of the Indiana comprehensive health insurance association. Requires the office to present specified information to the health finance commission (commission) before August 1, 2013. Requires certain state agencies to report to the commission related to an exchange in Indiana. Requires the office to report to the health finance commission and the select joint commission on Medicaid oversight concerning specified information regarding the participation of the aged, blind, and disabled Medicaid population in risk-based managed care, managed fee-for-service programs, and home and community based services management programs.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - 2nd House
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