1445-S2 AMH CODY BLAC 038
2SHB 1445 - H AMD 301
By Representative Cody
On page 1, beginning on line 17, after "program." strike all material through "take" on page 2, line 2 and insert "This separate recognition shall:
(a) Establish a budget and services category separate from other categories, such as durable medical equipment and supplies;
On page 2, beginning on line 4, after "medical needs" strike all material through "needs" on line 13 and insert "; and
(c) Establish standards for the purchase of complex rehabilitation technology exclusively from qualified complex rehabilitation technology suppliers"
On page 2, beginning on line 27, after "capacities" strike all material through "capacities" on page 3, line 1
On page 3, line 2, after "requirements" insert "under authority rules"
On page 4, after line 14, insert the following:
"NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. This act takes effect January 1, 2014."
Correct the title.
EFFECT: Eliminates the requirement that managed care plans adopt the Health Care Authority's rules and policies related to complex rehabilitation technology products.
Eliminates the requirement that the Health Care Authority designate billing codes for complex rehabilitation technology and make changes as needed to protect client access to complex rehabilitation technology.
Modifies the Health Care Authority's responsibility to establish standards for qualified complex rehabilitation technology suppliers by requiring that the standards address the purchase of complex rehabilitation technology from qualified suppliers.
Eliminates references to specific diseases and conditions that define a person as a "complex needs patient."
Establishes an effective date of January 1, 2014.
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