Bill Text: IA HF427 | 2017-2018 | 87th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to reimbursement under the Medicaid program for ambulance services.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 21-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-02-23 - Introduced, referred to Human Resources. H.J. 459. [HF427 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2017-HF427-Introduced.html

House File 427 - Introduced




                                 HOUSE FILE       
                                 BY  KACENA, R. SMITH,
                                     BROWN=POWERS, MASCHER,
                                     THEDE, MILLER, HUNTER,
                                     HANSON, ANDERSON,
                                     NIELSEN, STECKMAN,
                                     T. TAYLOR, OURTH,
                                     BEARINGER, MEYER,
                                     HALL, PRICHARD, WOLFE,
                                     BRECKENRIDGE, GASKILL,
                                     and LENSING

                                      A BILL FOR

  1 An Act relating to reimbursement under the Medicaid program for
  2    ambulance services.
  3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
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  1  1    Section 1.  AMBULANCE SERVICE PROVIDERS == MEDICAID
  1  2 REIMBURSEMENT.  The department of human services shall adopt
  1  3 administrative rules to provide a reimbursement methodology
  1  4 for ambulance service providers enrolled in the Medicaid
  1  5 program, under both fee=for=service and managed care plans,
  1  6 that utilizes the Medicare ambulance reimbursement methodology
  1  7 for ground transportation, including reimbursement for mileage
  1  8 at the same rate as under the Medicare program or a comparable
  1  9 private insurance rate, and that considers the rural or urban
  1 10 nature of the transport.
  1 11                           EXPLANATION
  1 12 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
  1 13 the explanation's substance by the members of the general assembly.
  1 14    This bill directs the department of human services to adopt
  1 15 rules to provide a reimbursement methodology for ambulance
  1 16 service providers enrolled in the Medicaid program, under
  1 17 both fee=for=service and managed care plans, that utilizes
  1 18 the Medicare ambulance reimbursement methodology for ground
  1 19 transportation, including reimbursement for mileage at the same
  1 20 rate as under the Medicare program or a comparable private
  1 21 insurance rate, and that considers the rural or urban nature
  1 22 of the transport.
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