KY HB224 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 6-2)
Status: Passed on March 27 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-03-27 - became law without Governor's Signature (KY Acts ch. 176)
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to establish definition of "durable medical equipment," to ensure that suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies receive proper reimbursement of claims filed with prior authorization of service despite a Medicaid recipient moving to a different Medicaid managed care organization during the authorization period; require suppliers to be reimbursed at no less than 100% of the Kentucky Medicaid program durable medical equipment fee schedule; require items with miscellaneous HCPCS codes to be reimbursed at the manufacturer's suggested retail price minus 15% and those items without a manufacturer's suggested retail price reimbursed at invoice plus 20%; require Medicaid managed care organizations to cover the same quantities of medical supplies as are established on the Kentucky Medicaid program durable medical equipment fee schedule; require the allowable timeframe for claim submissions to be equal to the timeframe for any discrepancy during the Medicaid managed care organization's audit or recoupment period.

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AN ACT relating to durable medical equipment covered benefits and reimbursement under Medicaid.


Roll Calls

2019-03-14 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 365 (Y: 89 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 11) [PASS]
2019-03-14 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading W/sfa 1 RSN# 991 (Y: 36 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2019-02-21 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 87 (Y: 100 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-03-27Housebecame law without Governor's Signature (KY Acts ch. 176)
2019-03-26Housefiled without Governor's signature with the Secretary of State
2019-03-14Housedelivered to Governor
2019-03-14Houseenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2019-03-14Houseenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2019-03-14Housepassed 89-0
2019-03-14HouseHouse concurred in Senate floor amendment (1)
2019-03-14Houseposted for passage for concurrence in Senate floor amendment (1)
2019-03-14Houseto Rules (H)
2019-03-14Housereceived in House
2019-03-14Senate3rd reading, passed 36-0 with floor amendment (1)
2019-03-14Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 14, 2019
2019-03-13Senatefloor amendment (1) filed
2019-03-06Senatereported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules
2019-03-05Senatereturned to Health & Welfare (S)
2019-03-05Senate1st reading
2019-03-05Senatetaken from Health & Welfare (S)
2019-02-26Senateto Health & Welfare (S)
2019-02-22Senatereceived in Senate
2019-02-21House3rd reading, passed 100-0
2019-02-15Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 19, 2019
2019-02-15House2nd reading, to Rules
2019-02-14Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
2019-02-12Houseposted in committee
2019-02-06Houseto Health and Family Services (H)
2019-02-05Houseintroduced in House


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