Beginning July 1, 2024, the bill authorizes a transportation network company to provide nonmedical transportation services to persons enrolled in certain medicaid waiver programs, including home- and community-based services for the elderly, blind, and disabled; home- and community-based services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities; home- and community-based services for persons with major mental health disorders; home- and community-based services for persons with brain injury; and complementary and alternative medicine for a person with a spinal cord injury.
No later than January 2024, the bill requires the department of health care policy and financing (state department) to submit a report to specified committees of the general assembly identifying:
- A reimbursement system with a goal to incentivize and increase transportation provider participation;
- How the state department will ensure compliance with applicable federal laws and waiver requirements;
- A system of common reporting to ensure a recipient does not exceed the medicaid benefit in a multi-provider scenario; and
- Best practices based on what other states have done to allow transportation network companies (TNC) to provide nonmedical transportation services for individuals receiving services.
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)