SB-0649, As Passed Senate, December 6, 2017
















November 8, 2017, Introduced by Senator SHIRKEY and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.



     A bill to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled


"The social welfare act,"


by amending section 109f (MCL 400.109f), as amended by 2005 PA 84.




     Sec. 109f. (1) The department of community health shall


support the use of medicaid Medicaid funds for specialty services


and supports for eligible medicaid Medicaid beneficiaries with a


serious mental illness, developmental disability, serious emotional


disturbance, or substance abuse use disorder. Medicaid-covered


specialty services and supports shall be managed and delivered by


specialty prepaid health plans chosen by the department. of


community health with advice and recommendations from the specialty


services panel created in section 109g. The specialty services and


supports shall be carved out from the basic medicaid Medicaid


health care benefits package.


     (2) Specialty prepaid health plans shall be considered


medicaid are Medicaid managed care organizations as described in


section 1903(m)(1)(A) of title XIX, of the social security act, 42


USC 1396b, and shall be and are responsible for providing defined


inpatient services, outpatient hospital services, physician


services, other specified medicaid Medicaid state plan services,


and additional services approved by the centers for medicare and


medicaid services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under


section 1915(b)(3) of title XIX, of the social security act, 42 USC


1396n. As medicaid managed care organizations, specialty prepaid


health plans are subject to the quality assurance assessment fee


described in section 224b of the insurance code of 1956, 1956 PA


218, MCL 500.224b.


     (3) This section does not apply to a pilot project authorized


under section 298(3) of article X of 2017 PA 107.


     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days


after the date it is enacted into law.