Medicaid - nonemergency medical transportation benefit - method to meet urgent transportation needs - creation - appropriation. The act requires the department of health care policy and financing (department) to create and implement a method for meeting urgent transportation needs within the existing nonemergency medical transportation benefit under the medical assistance program. The method created by the department must provide medical service provider and facility access to approved providers who can meet urgent transportation needs and include an efficient method for obtaining and paying for the transportation services. The department shall annually report to certain committees of the general assembly on the implementation and effectiveness of the process.
For the 2018-19 state fiscal year, the act appropriates $359,295 of general fund and $18,326 from the healthcare affordability and sustainability fee cash fund to implement the act. The general assembly also anticipates receiving $436,989 in federal funds to implement the act.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)