SB178 (2023) Detail

Relative to certain specialty formulas under Medicaid.


SB 178-FN-A - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2023 SESSION

23-1054

09/10

 

SENATE BILL 178-FN-A

 

AN ACT relative to certain specialty formulas under Medicaid.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Whitley, Dist 15; Sen. Prentiss, Dist 5; Rep. McMahon, Rock. 17; Rep. Nordgren, Graf. 12; Rep. N. Murphy, Hills. 12; Rep. Nutter-Upham, Hills. 8

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits the department of health and human services from requiring Medicaid beneficiaries to spend their own personal income on specialty formulas, food products, or enteral formulas.  The bill makes an appropriation to implement the provision.

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

23-1054

09/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Three

 

AN ACT relative to certain specialty formulas under Medicaid.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Section; Medicaid Services; Enteral Nutrition and Special Medical Formulas.  Amend RSA 126-A by inserting after section 4-h the following new section:

126-A:4-i  Medicaid Services; Enteral Nutrition and Special Medical Formulas.  Subject to approval by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the department shall not require medically needy Medicaid beneficiaries to expend personal income for medically necessary specialty formulas, food products or enteral formulas for the purposes of meeting spend down requirements.  

2  Appropriation.  The sum of $375,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2025 is hereby appropriated to the department of health and human services to implement RSA 126-A:4-i as inserted by this act.  The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2024.

 

LBA

23-1054

1/13/23

 

SB 178-FN-A- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to certain specialty formulas under Medicaid.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

Due to time constraints, the Office of Legislative Budget Assistant is unable to provide a fiscal note for this bill, as introduced, at this time.  When completed, the fiscal note will be forwarded to the Senate Clerk's Office.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services

 

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Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 1, 2023 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB178 Revision: 37673 Date: Jan. 20, 2023, 9:40 a.m.

Docket


Jan. 24, 2023: Hearing: 02/01/2023, Room 101, LOB, 09:15 am; SC 8


Jan. 20, 2023: Introduced 01/19/2023 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 5