DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
126-A:4-c Family Planning Waiver.
The department shall develop a Medicaid waiver to support the extension of Medicaid-allowable family planning services, as defined in the state's Medicaid plan, to Medicaid-eligible clients. The department shall present the proposed waiver design, including proposed coverage groups and budget neutrality calculation, to the fiscal committee of the general court prior to submission of a final concept paper to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for federal approval. The department shall provide periodic reports to the fiscal committee of the general court and the standing committees of the house of representatives and state senate with authority over health and human services issues throughout the waiver development, approval, and implementation processes. The department shall seek input from health care providers and the public in the course of developing the waiver. The department shall ensure that the state realizes the enhanced 90 percent federal Medicaid match available for these services and ensure that budget neutrality is maintained or exceeded through the 5-year life of the waiver. The department may contract with an independent third party on an annual basis for the life of the waiver to evaluate the clinical and financial outcomes of the waiver. A report shall be made to the fiscal committee of the general court and the standing committees within 6 months of the end of the first full year of waiver implementation and subsequently on an annual basis.
Source. 2007, 247:1. 2012, 247:18, eff. Aug. 17, 2012.