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Senate Bill 0270

ARCHIVE (2006)

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DIGEST OF SB 270 (Updated February 21, 2006 7:06 pm - DI 77)

FSSA matters. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning (OMPP) to report changes to the Medicaid plan to the health finance commission and legislative council. Changes references from Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Increases the time in which certain providers may file an application for indigent care assistance from 45 days to 60 days. Removes language that requires the division of family resources to make prompt and diligent efforts to verify information in indigent care applications and indigent health care services. Requires the OMPP to apply for a Medicaid waiver from the federal United States Department of Health and Human Services from the requirement that nominal copayments be charged when nonemergency services are provided in an emergency room and specifies requirements for collection of the copayment. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to develop a plan to provide services under the children's health insurance program (CHIP) to parents of a CHIP recipient and to submit the plan to the legislative council. Repeals the electronic benefits transfer commission. Adds an additional eligibility requirement for the community and home options to institutional care for the elderly and disabled program (CHOICE) concerning the applicant's participation in the Medicaid program. Requires OMPP to submit certain information to the select joint commission on Medicaid oversight.
    Current Status:
     Out of Committee 2nd House
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