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Cov. vetos HB 549

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  • Robert W. Montgomery, Ph.D., BCBA
    HB 549 HB 549 seeks to amend prior authorization requirements for recipients of Medicaid funded services. The proposed changes inadvertently conflict with
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 1, 2007
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      HB 549
      HB 549 seeks to amend prior authorization requirements for recipients
      of Medicaid funded services. The proposed changes inadvertently
      conflict with federal mandates on Medicaid services. Specifically, HB
      549 would restrict the States ability to conduct appropriate prior
      authorization review as required by federal regulations (CFR
      433.15(b)(7)). Federal regulators have also indicated an objection to
      the establishment of different standards for recipients based on a
      general categorization of their condition rather than based on an
      individuals specific medical needs and likely rehabilitation and
      recovery (CFR 440.240). For these reasons, federal approval of the
      changes mandated by HB 549 is not expected. The timeliness of these
      services, particularly to this constituency is important. I am,
      therefore, directing the Department of Community Healt h to continue
      its efforts to provide for a more streamlined preauthorization process
      so as not to unduly burden the practitioners and patients this bill
      seeks to assist.
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