06RS HB62


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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.


     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)

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