The bill requires the department of health care policy and financing (department) to create and implement a method for meeting urgent transportation needs within the existing nonemergency medical transportation benefit under the medical assistance program.
The method created by the department must provide medical service provider and facility access to approved providers who can meet urgent transportation needs, and include an efficient method for obtaining and paying for the transportation services.
The department shall annually report to certain committees of the general assembly on the implementation and effectiveness of the process.
The bill includes an appropriation to implement the bill.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)