SB 235-FN - FINAL VERSION
SENATE BILL 235-FN
AN ACT relative to Medicaid reimbursement to schools for students with medical needs.
SPONSORS: Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Innis, Dist 24; Sen. Lasky, Dist 13; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Rep. Snow, Hills. 42; Rep. Rosenwald, Hills. 30; Rep. Fothergill, Coos 1
COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services
This bill establishes a Medicaid to schools for medical services program, which allows schools to pay for services provided to children with medical needs, regardless of whether the student receives special education services through an individualized education plan (IEP). The bill also adds a reporting requirement to the existing Medicaid to schools program.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
4May2017... 1421h 17-0764
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
167:3-k Medicaid to Schools For Medical Services Program.
I. There is established within the department of health and human services a Medicaid reimbursement program to be known as the "Medicaid to schools for medical services" program providing medical assistance for covered services furnished to children in public schools. The purpose of the program is to seek Medicaid reimbursement for services provided by local school districts and school administrative units to children which are reimbursable under federal law but which would otherwise be fully funded by such districts or administrative units. General fund dollars allocated to the department of health and human services shall not be used for matching the federal financial participation for Medicaid reimbursement. All matching dollars for Medicaid to schools medical services shall come from the local school districts or school administrative units. The program shall be voluntary and administered by the department in the same, or similar, manner as the Medicaid to schools program established in RSA 186-C:25. This section shall not be construed to increase school district responsibility or liability beyond what is required by other state or federal law.
II. Eligible services may be provided to Medicaid-eligible children and may include services defined through rulemaking pursuant to paragraph IV under the following conditions:
(a) The service is a covered Medicaid service, provided in accordance with the approved state plan methodologies, including coverage under the Early and Periodic Screening Diagnostic and Treatment benefit provided to children.
(b) The provider is a Medicaid-participating provider and meets all federal and state provider qualification requirements.
(c) The state plan contains a payment methodology for determining rates that are consistent with efficiency, economy, and quality of care.
(d) Third party liability requirements are met.
(e) Medicaid payment does not duplicate other specific payments for the same service.
(f) The state and provider maintain auditable documentation to support claims for federal financial participation (FFP).
(g) The state conducts appropriate financial oversight of provider billing practices.
(h) All other federal and state program requirements for the service, payment, and associated claiming are met.
III. Services provided under this section shall:
(a) Be provided to children in conformity with any medical criteria necessary for Medicaid reimbursement.
(b) Be provided only after obtaining informed parental consent.
IV. The commissioner of the department of health and human services, after consultation with the commissioner of the department of education, shall adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, relative to:
(a) Further defining services eligible for Medicaid reimbursement under this section. In defining such services, the commissioner shall, to the extent practicable, seek to maximize the availability of federal financial assistance to local school districts and school administrative units.
(b) State plans and reimbursement procedures necessary for local school districts or school administrative units to receive appropriate Medicaid reimbursement for eligible services under paragraph II that are provided or paid for by school districts or school administrative units.
(c) Monitoring mechanisms to ensure that services provided under this section meet the requirements of paragraph III. Monitoring responsibilities shall be consistent with the jurisdiction of the different departments.
(d) A financial mechanism by which the federal mandatory matching requirement is met through collection, or other means, of 50 percent of the cost of allowable services from local school districts and/or school administrative units.
V. Billing for services in accordance with this section shall not commence until the administrative rulemaking procedure required under paragraph IV is complete and shall be for services provided on or after the effective date of such rules.
VI. New Hampshire local school districts or school administrative units shall be the enrolled Medicaid providers for the purpose of administration and billing.
VII. Beginning on September 1, 2018, the commissioner of the department of health and human services shall submit an annual report to the senate president, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the chairpersons of the house and senate finance committees regarding the total cost of the Medicaid to schools program and the number of students who received services through the program during the prior school year.
187:3 Department of Health and Human Services; Rulemaking. The department of health and human services shall initiate the rulemaking required under RSA 167:3-k, as inserted by section 1 of this act, no later than September 1, 2017.
Approved: June 29, 2017
Effective Date: August 28, 2017
|Feb. 21, 2017||Senate||Hearing|
|March 9, 2017||Senate||Floor Vote|
|March 9, 2017||Senate||Floor Vote|
|March 23, 2017||Senate||Floor Vote|
|March 29, 2017||Senate||Floor Vote|
|April 12, 2017||House||Hearing|
|April 18, 2017||House||Exec Session|
|May 4, 2017||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 19, 2017||Introduced 01/19/2017 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 5|
|Feb. 13, 2017||==CANCELLED== Hearing: 02/13/2017, Room 101, LOB, 09:15 am; SC 10|
|Feb. 21, 2017||Hearing: 02/21/2017, Room 101, LOB, 01:30 pm; SC 11|
|March 9, 2017||Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/09/2017; SC 12|
|March 9, 2017||Special Order SB 235-FN to after Public and Municipal Affairs, Without Objection, MA; 03/09/2017; SJ 8|
|March 9, 2017||Ought to Pass: RC 24Y-0N, MA; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 03/09/2017; SJ 8|
|March 23, 2017||Committee Report: Rereferred to Committee, 03/23/2017; SC 15|
|March 23, 2017||Special Order SB 235-FN to the Next Session, Without Objection, MA; 03/23/2017; SJ 10|
|March 30, 2017||Special Order SB 235-FN to 03/30/2017, Without Objection, MA; 03/29/2017 SJ 11|
|March 30, 2017||Committee Report: Rereferred to Committee, 03/30/2017; SC 16|
|March 30, 2017||Rereferred to Committee, MF, VV; 03/30/2017; SJ 12|
|March 30, 2017||Sen. Bradley Moved Ought to Pass; 03/30/2017; SJ 12|
|March 30, 2017||Sen. Bradley Floor Amendment # 2017-1106s, AA, VV; 03/30/2017; SJ 12|
|March 30, 2017||Sen. Sanborn Floor Amendment # 2017-1231s, AA, VV; 03/30/2017; SJ 12|
|March 30, 2017||Ought to Pass with Amendments 2017-1106s and 2017-1231s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/30/2017; SJ 12|
|March 23, 2017||Introduced 03/23/2017 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 11 P. 28|
|April 12, 2017||Public Hearing: 04/12/2017 09:30 AM LOB 205|
|April 14, 2017||Subcommittee Work Session: 04/14/2017 01:00 PM LOB 207|
|April 18, 2017||Executive Session: 04/18/2017 09:30 AM LOB 205|
|May 4, 2017||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1421h for 05/04/2017 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 22 P. 6|
|May 4, 2017||Amendment # 2017-1421h: AA VV 05/04/2017 HJ 15 P. 6|
|May 4, 2017||Ought to Pass with Amendment 1421h: MA VV 05/04/2017 HJ 15 P. 6|
|May 4, 2017||Referred to Finance 05/04/2017 HJ 15 P. 7|
|May 4, 2017||Referral Waived by Committee Chair per House Rule 46(f) 05/04/2017 HJ 15 P. 39|
|May 18, 2017||Sen. Bradley Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 05/18/2017; SJ 17|
|June 8, 2017||Enrolled 06/08/2017 HJ 18 P. 9|
|June 8, 2017||Enrolled (In recess 06/08/2017); SJ 20|
|Aug. 28, 2017||Signed by the Governor on 06/29/2017; Chapter 0187; Effective 08/28/2017|