Medicaid Reimbursement For Community Health Services
The bill authorizes the department of health care policy and financing (state department) to seek federal authorization from the centers for medicare and medicaid services to provide medicaid reimbursement for community health worker services.
The bill requires the state department to hold at least 4 public stakeholder meetings to solicit input on considerations to include in the state department's request for federal authorization.
The bill grants the state department the authority to promulgate rules necessary to facilitate reimbursement for community health worker services.
The bill requires that on or before January 31, 2026, the state department include a report on how community health workers are being utilized through medicaid in its presentation to the joint budget committee of the general assembly and in its presentation at the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act" hearing.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)