05RS HB461


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HB 461 (BR 1530) - Ji. Lee

     AN ACT relating to the provider tax.
     Amend KRS 142.301 to add to the definition of "health care items or services," and add definitions for "regional community mental health and mental retardation services", "psychiatric residential treatment facility services," and "supports for community living waiver program"; create new sections of KRS 142.301 to 143.363 to impose a provider tax against regional community mental health and mental retardation services, psychiatric residential treatment facility services, and Medicaid managed care organization services; amend KRS 142.313, 142.317, 142.321, 142.323, 142.327, 142.347, 142.351, 142.353, 142.357, and 205.640 to conform.


     HCS - Retain original provisions, except clarify that no Medicaid managed care organization shall be guaranteed repayment, in violation of federal law, of any assessments paid; require the Department for Medicaid Services to use the assessment proceeds to maintain actuarially sound rates as defined in contract with the managed care organization, without creating a guarantee to hold the organization harmless.

     SCS - Retain original provisions, except reduce the rate for mental health centers from 5.5% to "up to 4%," and permit a rate "up to 5.5%", rather than 5.5%, for Medicaid managed care organizations and psychiatric residential treatment facilities; make technical corrections.

     Feb 14-introduced in House
     Feb 15-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 16-posted in committee; posting waived retroactively
     Feb 17-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 18-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 22, 2005
     Feb 22-3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 23-received in Senate
     Feb 24-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Feb 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 1-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 2, 2005
     Mar 2-3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute; received in House; to Rules (H)
     Mar 3-posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute on Friday, March 4, 2005
     Mar 8-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute; passed 91-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 18-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 120)

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