Bill Summary for S 387 (2019-2020)

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Mar 27 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 387 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 27, 2019
AN ACT TO IMPLEMENT WORK AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AS A CONTINGENCY TO PARTICIPATION IN THE NORTH CAROLINA MEDICAID PROGRAM.
Intro. by Hise, Bishop, Krawiec.

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Requires the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to develop work and community engagement as a contingency to participation in the Medicaid program in a way that adheres to federal guidance and that is aligned with the work requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents policy under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program as much as possible. Requires that all recipients be subject to the work and community engagement condition of participation, but makes exceptions for 21 classes of individuals, including individuals under the age of 19, individuals over the age of 64, and individuals with specified types of disorders. 

Requires DHHS, on or before October 1, 2019, to submit to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services any State Plan amendments or any waivers necessary to implement work and community engagement as a ontingency to participation in the North Carolina Medicaid program for non-elderly, nonpregnant adult Medicaid beneficiaries who are eligible for Medicaid on a basis other than disability. Requires that work and community engagement be implemented  upon the later of approval of the applicable State Plan amendment or waiver, or July 1, 2020. 

Requires DHHS to report to the specified NCGA committee and division by November 1, 2019, on specified information related to the act's requirements.

Specifies that the act does not authorize DHHS to make any changes to eligibility for the Medicaid program beyond the addition of work and community engagement as a contingency to participation in the Medicaid program.

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