1523-S2 AMH CALD MORI 086


2SHB 1523 - H AMD 252

By Representative Caldier


On page 4, after line 12, insert the following:

"NEW SECTION. Sec. A new section is added to chapter 74.09 RCW to read as follows:

Medicaid payment for health care services furnished by a licensed health care provider, with either a provider contract with the authority on a fee-for-service basis or under a contract with a medicaid managed care organization, must be at a rate not less than one hundred percent of the payment rate that applies to those services and providers under medicare."

Renumber the remaining section consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly. Correct the title.

EFFECT: Requires the amount the Medicaid program reimburses health providers to be no less than 100% of the Medicare rate for the same services and providers.

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