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HB 144/FN/LM (BR 895) - R. Nelson, J. Stewart III, B. Waide

     AN ACT relating to Medicaid reimbursement in schools and declaring an emergency.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to define "breach of a contract"; provide that if any breach of a contract occurs or has occurred between a Medicaid managed care organization and any agency, department, or cabinet of the Commonwealth to reimburse a school district Medicaid provider, then services to school district Medicaid patients served under the contract shall immediately cease and school district Medicaid patients shall be transitioned to a Medicaid fee-for-service program; clarify that any school district Medicaid provider who is due funds as a result of a contract between a Medicaid managed care organization and the Commonwealth shall still be able to recover them; exempt any Medicaid managed care organization operating in the Commonwealth pursuant to a Section 1115 waiver on January 1, 2011; require that the cabinet transition all services related to the provision of Medicaid services to school district Medicaid patients to a Medicaid fee for service after the original termination date of the Medicaid managed care contracts; EMERGENCY.

     Feb 5-introduced in House
     Feb 6-to Health & Welfare (H)

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