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  • Summary date: Mar 23 2017 - View Summary

    Identical to S 383 filed on 3/23/17.

    Directs the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to evaluate the financial impact of establishing Medicaid reimbursement for ambulance transports of Medicaid recipients in behavioral health crisis to alternative appropriate care locations, contingent upon an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System's ability to demonstrate its appropriate education and partnership requirements. Directs DHHS, Division of Health Regulation, Office of Emergency Medical Services to adopt rules regarding EMS System Plan Requirements.

    Directs DHHS, Division of Medical Assistance (Division) to report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Medicaid and NC Health Choice by December 1, 2017, on the evaluation of the financial impact described above, including a plan of implementation and a timeline for submission of State Plan amendments or waivers necessary for implementation.

    Directs the Division to submit any State Plan amendments or waivers necessary to establish the Medicaid reimbursements described above to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). New Medicaid reimbursement is not to be implemented until CMS approves any submitted State Plan amendments or waivers.

    Describes the intent of the General Assembly to appropriate any necessary funds.