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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.385

Introduced by Representatives Fisher of Lincoln, Donahue of Northfield, Pellett of Chester and Pugh of S. Burlington

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Health; mental health; provider; reimbursement; increase; CPT codes

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to increase Medicaid reimbursement for mental health providers by 10 percent from the 2007 amounts.

AN ACT RELATING TO INCREASE IN MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  Medicaid Reimbursement for Mental Health
 Services

The office of Vermont health access shall adjust Medicaid, Dr. Dynasaur, and the Vermont health access plan reimbursement to increase the base rates for current procedural terminology (CPT) codes targeted to mental health services by 10 percent.

Sec. 2.  APPROPRIATION

The sum of $800,000.00 is appropriated in federal and state funds to the agency of human services in fiscal year 2008 to fund the increase in Sec. 1 of this act.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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