An Act Reinstating Medicaid Funding For Dually-Eligible Patients.
An Act Reinstating Medicaid Funding For Dually-Eligible Patients.
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General Assembly

Raised Bill No.

February Session, 2000

LCO No. 1580

Referred to Committee on

Introduced by:

(HS)

An Act Reinstating Medicaid Funding For Dually-Eligible Patients.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 17b-265 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(b) When a recipient of medical assistance has personal health insurance in force covering care or other benefits provided under such program, payment or part-payment of the premium for such insurance may be made when deemed appropriate by the Commissioner of Social Services. [Effective January 1, 1992, the commissioner shall limit reimbursement to medical assistance providers, except those providers whose rates are established by the Commissioner of Public Health pursuant to chapter 368d, for coinsurance and deductible payments under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to assure that the combined Medicare and Medicaid payment to the provider shall not exceed the maximum allowable under the Medicaid program fee schedules. ]

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Statement of Purpose:

To eliminate the provision that requires the Commissioner of Social Services to limit reimbursement to medical assistance providers for coinsurance and deductible payments under the Social Security Act to assure that the combined Medicare and Medicaid payment to the provider does not exceed the maximum under the Medicaid program fee schedules.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined. ]