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LRB-4497/1
TJD:jld
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
October 12, 2017 - Introduced by Senator Vukmir, cosponsored by Representative
Nygren. Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services.
SB452,1,3 1An Act to amend 49.46 (2) (a) 4. (intro.), 49.46 (2) (b) 6. (intro.) and 49.46 (2) (b)
26. g. of the statutes; relating to: requirements for certain services covered
3under the Medical Assistance program.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill specifies that certain services may be covered by the Medical
Assistance program if prescribed or ordered by a provider acting within the scope of
the provider's practice under laws that govern the provider's practice. The federally
mandated benefits affected by this change are certain skilled nursing home services;
federally mandated benefits provided by a hospital on an outpatient basis; home
health services; laboratory and X-ray services; and services and supplies for family
planning. Other services affected by this change are intermediate care facility
services; physical and occupational therapy; speech, hearing, and language disorder
services; medical supplies and equipment; certain services for patients of any
institution for mental diseases; nursing services; legend and over-the-counter
drugs; personal care services; certain mental health rehabilitative and psychosocial
services; community recovery services; and respiratory care services for
ventilator-dependent individuals. The Medical Assistance program is a joint federal
and state program that provides health services to individuals who have limited
financial resources.

For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB452,1 1Section 1. 49.46 (2) (a) 4. (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB452,2,42 49.46 (2) (a) 4. (intro.) The following medical services if prescribed by a
3physician
or ordered by a provider acting within the scope of the provider's practice
4under statutes, rules, or regulations that govern the provider's practice
:
SB452,2 5Section 2. 49.46 (2) (b) 6. (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB452,2,96 49.46 (2) (b) 6. (intro.) The following services that, other than under subd. 6.
7f., fm., k., and Lr., are prescribed by a physician or ordered by a provider acting within
8the scope of the provider's practice under statutes, rules, or regulations that govern
9the provider's practice
:
SB452,3 10Section 3. 49.46 (2) (b) 6. g. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB452,2,1211 49.46 (2) (b) 6. g. Nursing services, including services performed by a nurse
12practitioner,
as defined in rules that the department shall promulgate.
SB452,2,1313 (End)
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