Medicaid; cost-sharing. (HB2530)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Medicaid; cost-sharing. Requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services to require individuals receiving medical assistance pursuant to the state plan for medical assistance whose household income is greater than 100 percent of the federal poverty level for a household the size of the individual's household to participate in cost-sharing to the greatest extent allowed under federal law and to require individuals receiving medical assistance pursuant to the state plan for medical assistance whose household income is equal to or less than 100 percent of the federal poverty level for a household the size of the individual's household to participate in cost-sharing for nonemergency services delivered in a hospital emergency department to the greatest extent allowed by federal law. The bill also requires hospitals with emergency departments to develop a protocol for patients who receive medical assistance pursuant to the state plan for medical assistance to whom a service other than an emergency service will be provided to (i) inform the patient as to the amount of the cost-sharing obligation for such nonemergency services for which the patient may be responsible; (ii) provide the patient with information, including name and location, about available nonemergency health care providers; and (iii) provide a referral to such nonemergency health care provider to facilitate treatment of the patient by the nonemergency health care provider. Amends § 32.1-127, § 32.1-325, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/15/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Appropriations Committee

History

DateAction
01/09/2019Committee
01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101351D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/15/2019Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources

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