Bill Text: NH SB5 | 2019 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Making an appropriation to the department of health and human services for Medicaid provider rates for mental health and substance use disorder and emergency shelter and stabilization services.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 17-3)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-15 - Sen. Sherman Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, Motion Adopted, Voice Vote; 05/15/2019; Senate Journal 16 [SB5 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2019-SB5-Amended.html

SB 5-FN-A - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

02/14/2019   0316s

8May2019... 1647h

2019 SESSION

19-0894

08/05

 

SENATE BILL 5-FN-A

 

AN ACT making an appropriation to the department of health and human services for Medicaid provider rates for mental health and substance use disorder and emergency shelter and stabilization services.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Levesque, Dist 12; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. Dietsch, Dist 9; Sen. Morgan, Dist 23; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Chandley, Dist 11; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Rep. Nordgren, Graf. 12; Rep. Rogers, Merr. 28; Rep. Danielson, Hills. 7; Rep. MacKay, Merr. 14; Rep. McMahon, Rock. 7

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill makes an appropriation to the department of health and human services for Medicaid provider rates for mental health and substance use disorder and emergency shelter and stabilization services.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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8May2019... 1647h 19-0894

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT making an appropriation to the department of health and human services for Medicaid provider rates for mental health and substance use disorder and emergency shelter and stabilization services.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Appropriation.  Notwithstanding RSA 126-AA:2, I(a) and RSA 126-AA:3, the sum of $3,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 is hereby appropriated to the department of health and human services, which shall be nonlapsing, for the purpose of enhancing provider rates for mental health and substance use disorder inpatient and outpatient services consistent with 2018, 342.  The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.  The commissioner of the department of health and human services shall, within 21 days of the effective date of this section, issue a report to the finance committees of the senate and the house of representatives stating how he intends to expend the appropriation.  Notwithstanding RSA 14:30-a,VI, the department may accept and expend any federal fund match to the appropriation in this section without prior approval of the fiscal committee of the general court.

2  Department of Health and Human Services; Emergency Shelter and Stabilization Services.

I.  The sum of $450,000 in general funds is hereby appropriated to the department of health and human services for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, which shall be nonlapsing, for the purpose of emergency shelter and stabilization services for persons experiencing substance use disorder.  The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.  Notwithstanding RSA 14:30-a, VI, the department is hereby authorized to accept and expend any federal fund match to the appropriation in this section without prior approval of the fiscal committee of the general court.

II.  The commissioner of the department of health and human services shall allocate and disburse such funds through a sole source contract or contracts and shall prioritize the use of the funds to high need areas within the state of New Hampshire that are in immediate need for those services.  The contracted services shall be operational on or before June 30, 2019.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBAO

19-0894

Amended 5/10/19

 

SB 5-FN-A- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2019-1647h)

 

AN ACT making an appropriation to the department of health and human services for Medicaid provider rates for mental health and substance use disorder and emergency shelter and stabilization services.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

   Appropriation

$3,450,000

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable Increase

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Federal Funds

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill makes a nonlapsing general fund appropriation of $3,450,000 to the Department of Health and Human Services in FY 2019.  Of the appropriation, $3,000,000 is for the purpose of enhancing provider rates for mental health and substance use disorder services and $450,000 is for the purpose of emergency shelter and stabilization services.

 

The $3,000,000 for provider rates will be eligible for matching federal funds, but since the appropriation will fund services for individuals in both the traditional Medicaid population (50% federal funds) and the Granite Advantage Health Care population (93% federal funds), the Office of the Legislative Budget Assistant is currently unable to determine the amount of federal dollars that will be received.   

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services

 

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