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House Bill 1258


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House Bill 1258

ARCHIVE (2002)

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DIGEST OF HB1258 (Updated February 28, 2002 1:29 PM - DI 84)

Leveraging federal funds for Medicaid. Modifies additional reimbursements to nursing facilities that are owned or operated by a governmental entity. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning ("office") to: (1) identify means by which expenditures from the Indiana tobacco master settlement agreement fund ("tobacco fund") are eligible for federal financial participation under Medicaid; (2) apply to the United States Department of Health and Human Services for a waiver or an amendment to the state Medicaid plan to leverage federal funds through tobacco fund expenditures; (3) develop health care coverage programs or health care funding mechanisms to leverage federal funds through the tobacco fund; and (4) publish necessary notices. Requires federal money generated by intergovernmental transfers involving health facilities and money generated under this act to be used to mitigate reductions in Medicaid reimbursements for health facilities. Requires the budget agency to cooperate with the office in implementing this act. Specifies that this act does not appropriate any funds from the tobacco fund to the office.
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