HB 62/FN (BR 273) - R. Crimm, S. Brinkman, T. Burch, J. Carr, D. Graham, W. Hall, G. Lynn, R. Meeks, S. Nunn, D. Owens
AN ACT relating to Medicaid reimbursement to decrease tobacco dependency.
Amend KRS 205.560 to provide Medicaid reimbursement for tobacco dependency treatment interventions, including counseling and pharmacotherapies; require the Department for Medicaid Services to submit a state plan amendment or waiver to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to charge nonsmokers a lower copayment for physician, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant office visits; and permit Medicaid to pay incentives to physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants for recommending to Medicaid recipients who smoke that they should quit.
HB 62 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/FN - Retain original provision; add a provision to permit dentists to prescribe and receive reimbursement for tobacco dependency treatment interventions or programs; include telephone counseling through a quitline in the tobacco dependency treatment interventions covered by Medicaid; clarify that Medicaid coverage would include prescription or over-the-counter medications approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration for tobacco cessation; and delete the provision to require the Department for Medicaid Services to submit a Medicaid state plan amendment or waiver to charge nonsmokers a lower copayment for physician, advanced registered nurse practitioner, or physician assistant office visits.
HFA (1, R. Crimm) - Retain original provisions and add that for Medicaid reimbursement, the interventions or programs are required to be provided by a licensed health care provider as defined in KRS 314-17A.005.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Dec 7-To: Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare
Jan 3-introduced in House; to Health and Welfare (H)
Jan 17-posted in committee
Jan 19-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Jan 20-2nd reading, to Rules
Jan 25-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 26, 2006
Feb 16-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 9-3rd reading, passed 93-2 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
Mar 10-received in Senate
Mar 14-to Health and Welfare (S)