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SB 553 Update

Posted: March 23, 2015

This afternoon the State Senate passed an amended version of SB 553 relative to implementation of the Medicaid managed care program.

The only change to the bill as introduced is that all Step 2 Phase 1 populations (Katie Beckett, Dual Eligibles) would remain in Medicaid managed care for their medical or state plan services.

SB 553 states that the remainder of step 2 of Medicaid managed care shall not be implemented before June 30, 2017. It also requires Fiscal Committee approval for any further DHHS actions on implementing Step 2.

The bill passed on a roll call (recorded) vote of 23-0.

SB 553 now moves to the House Health and Human Services committee.

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