COMMITTEE REPORT

MR. PRESIDENT:

    The Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services, to which was referred House Bill No. 1258, has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that said bill be AMENDED as follows:

    Delete the title and insert the following:
    A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning Medicaid.
SOURCE: Page 1, line 1; (02)CR125803.1. -->     Page 1, delete lines 1 through 17, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: ; (02)CR125803.1. -->     "SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) As used in this SECTION, "office" refers to the office of Medicaid policy and planning established by IC 12-8-6-1.
    (b) Before July 1, 2002, the office shall do the following:
        (1) Identify means by which expenditures from the Indiana tobacco master settlement agreement fund established by IC 4-12-1-14.3 are eligible or can be certified as eligible for federal financial participation under the federal Medicaid program (42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq.), including the following:
            (A) Sources of intergovernmental transfers from government owned and operated health care entities.
            (B) Opportunities for Medicaid waivers or expansion of waivers.
        (2) Apply to the United States Department of Health and Human Services for approval of the waiver or an amendment to the state Medicaid plan necessary to implement subdivision (1).
        (3) Develop health care coverage programs or health care funding mechanisms in the state's Medicaid program

(IC 12-15) to implement subdivision (1).
        (4) Publish notice in accordance with federal regulations stating the office's intent to implement the programs and mechanisms developed under this SECTION.
    (c) The office may not implement a waiver or an amendment to the state Medicaid plan until the office files an affidavit with the governor attesting that the federal waiver or amendment to the state Medicaid plan applied for under this SECTION is in effect. 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.
    (d) If the office receives a waiver under this SECTION from the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the governor receives the affidavit filed under subsection (c), the office shall implement the waiver or amendment not more than sixty (60) days after the governor receives the affidavit.
    (e) The money generated under this SECTION must be used to mitigate the need for reductions in reimbursement for health facilities licensed under IC 16-28.
    (f) The budget agency shall cooperate with the office in implementing this SECTION.
    (g) This SECTION does not appropriate any funds from the Indiana tobacco master settlement agreement fund to the office.
    (h) The office may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 necessary to implement this SECTION.


    (i) This SECTION expires August 1, 2004.
SOURCE: ; (02)CR125803.2. -->     SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.".
    Delete pages 2 through 3.
    (Reference is to HB 1258 as reprinted February 6, 2002.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass.

Committee Vote: Yeas 10, Nays 0.

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    Miller
Chairperson


CR125803/DI 104    2002