Status Summary

First reading, referred to Health & Long Term Care on 2.5.2020. Public hearing scheduled in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2.6.2020 in anticipation of other legislative action. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways and Means at 3:30 on 2.6.2020. Passed by Ways and Means to Rules on 2.11.2020.Placed on the 2nd reading calendar on 2.13.2020. 1st substitute bill substituted. Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 2.17.2020. IN THE HOUSE: First reading, referred to Appropriations on 2.19.2020. (updated 3.13.2020) 

Legislative Session



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Sen. Frockt

Medicaid payment for primary care services that are reimbursed solely at the existing medical assistance rates, including pediatric care and family medicine, must be at a rate not less than seventy-five percent of the payment rate that applies to those services and providers under Medicare.

Requires the HCA to direct Medicaid managed care plans to increase primary care rates using a minimum fee schedule.


Ways and Means amendments:

Removes the requirement that Medicaid payments be set at a level no lower than 75% of Medicaid and instead requires Medicaid payments be at least 15% above 2019 reimbursement rates. Applies the rate increase to osteopathic physicians and physician assistants, and naturopaths, in addition to physicians and ARNPs.

Requires Medicaid payment for pediatric critical care, neonatal critical care, and neonatal intensive care services that are reimbursed solely at the existing medical assistance rates to be at least 21% above medical assistance rates in effect on January 1, 2019