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Bill Detail: HB21-1227

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Title Medicaid Nursing Facilities Demonstration Of Need
Status Governor Signed (05/27/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Human Services
House Sponsors S. Lontine (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
B. Kirkmeyer (R)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee Finance
Date Introduced 03/18/2021

The bill requires the department of health care policy and
financing (department) to develop, analyze, and enforce a demonstration
of need for each new nursing facility provider seeking medicaid
certification. The requirement does not apply to a nursing facility provider
certified prior to June 30, 2021.

The bill requires the medical services board to promulgate rules,
no later than June 30, 2022, addressing the establishment of criteria to be
used in determining a nursing facility provider's medicaid certification.
The bill allows the department to exempt nursing facilities with 5
or fewer medicaid beds from the current reimbursement methodology and
instead require the facilities to be reimbursed at the statewide average

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