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HB 265: Medicaid Coverage for Behavioral Health Interventions


Medicaid Coverage for Behavioral Health Interventions; Requires AHCA, in conjunction with DOH, to create Emergency Room Utilization Mitigation Behavioral Health Intervention Pilot Program to provide Medicaid coverage for purchases & deliveries of prescribed healthful foods & certain counseling, therapy, & education to reduce emergency room visits; requires agency, in conjunction with department, to seek federal approval & waivers for pilot program; requires federal waiver application to seek matching funds; requires allocation of portion of pilot program implementation budget to specified organization for establishment of specified center; requires referrals of program patients to certain federal & federally funded programs; requires agency to accept certain entities as essential statewide Medicaid providers under pilot program.

Effective Date: 7/1/2024
Last Action: 10/27/2023 House - Withdrawn prior to introduction
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/24/2023 House • Filed
10/27/2023 House • Withdrawn prior to introduction