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H.R. 5810 - Medicaid Health Homes for Opioid-Use-Disorder Medicaid Enrollees Encouraged Act

Introduced: 2018-05-15
Bill Status: Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 562.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5810


    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for an extension of the enhanced FMAP for certain Medicaid health homes for individuals with substance use disorders.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 15, 2018

    Mr. Lance (for himself, Mr. Welch, and Mr. Rothfus) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for an extension of the enhanced FMAP for certain Medicaid health homes for individuals with substance use disorders.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Medicaid Health Homes for Opioid-Use-Disorder Medicaid Enrollees Encouraged Act” or the “Medicaid Health HOME Act”.

SEC. 2. Extension of enhanced FMAP for certain health homes for individuals with substance use disorders.

Section 1945 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396w–4) is amended—

(1) in subsection (c)—

(A) in paragraph (1), by inserting “subject to paragraph (4),” after “except that,”; and

(B) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(4) SPECIAL RULE RELATING TO SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER HEALTH HOMES.—

“(A) IN GENERAL.—In the case of a State with an SUD-focused State plan amendment approved by the Secretary on or after October 1, 2018, the Secretary may, at the request of the State, extend the application of the Federal medical assistance percentage described in paragraph (1) to payments for the provision of health home services to SUD-eligible individuals under such State plan amendment, in addition to the first 8 fiscal year quarters the State plan amendment is in effect, for the subsequent 2 fiscal year quarters that the State plan amendment is in effect. Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting a State with a State plan amendment that is approved under this section and that is not an SUD-focused State plan amendment from additionally having approved on or after such date an SUD-focused State plan amendment under this section, including for purposes of application of this paragraph.

“(B) REPORT REQUIREMENTS.—In the case of a State with an SUD-focused State plan amendment for which the application of the Federal medical assistance percentage has been extended under subparagraph (A), such State shall, at the end of the period of such State plan amendment, submit to the Secretary a report on the following, with respect to SUD-eligible individuals provided health home services under such State plan amendment:

“(i) The quality of health care provided to such individuals, with a focus on outcomes relevant to the recovery of each such individual.

“(ii) The access of such individuals to health care.

“(iii) The total expenditures of such individuals for health care.

For purposes of this subparagraph, the Secretary shall specify all applicable measures for determining quality, access, and expenditures.

“(C) BEST PRACTICES.—Not later than October 1, 2020, the Secretary shall make publicly available on the Internet website of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services best practices for designing and implementing an SUD-focused State plan amendment, based on the experiences of States that have State plan amendments approved under this section that include SUD-eligible individuals.

“(D) DEFINITIONS.—For purposes of this paragraph:

“(i) SUD-ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS.—The term ‘SUD-eligible individual’ means, with respect to a State, an individual who satisfies all of the following:

“(I) The individual is an eligible individual with chronic conditions.

“(II) The individual is an individual with a substance use disorder.

“(III) The individual has not previously received health home services under any other State plan amendment approved for the State under this section by the Secretary.

“(ii) SUD-FOCUSED STATE PLAN AMENDMENT.—The term ‘SUD-focused State plan amendment’ means a State plan amendment under this section that is designed to provide health home services primarily to SUD-eligible individuals.”.


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