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Legislative Year: 2022 Change
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Bill Detail: HB22-1290

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Title Changes To Medicaid For Wheelchair Repairs
Status Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (05/05/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors B. Titone (D)
D. Ortiz (D)
Senate Sponsors D. Coram (R)
R. Zenzinger (D)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 03/09/2022
Summary

The bill prohibits the department of health care policy and
financing (state department) from requiring prior authorization for any
repair of complex rehabilitation technology (CRT).
No later than October 1, 2023, the bill requires the medical
services board to promulgate rules establishing repair metrics for all CRT
suppliers and CRT professionals. Prior to promulgating rules, the bill

requires the state department to engage in a stakeholder process.
Beginning January 2024, the bill requires the state department to report
on the metrics and compliance with the metrics.
The bill authorizes the state department to assess a fine for
violations of repair metric rules on a supplier beginning 3 years after the
date the repair metric rules are established.
Beginning December 1, 2024, the bill requires the state department
to reimburse labor costs at a rate that is 25% higher for clients residing in
rural areas than urban areas.

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