SB 2836 - Authorizes Continued Medicaid Funding - Mississippi Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes Continued Medicaid Funding

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Vote to pass a bill that authorizes continued funding for the state's Medicaid and Medicare programs.



  • Authorizes an extension of funding for Mississippi’s Medicare and Medicaid programs (Sec. 1).

  • Repeals the reimbursement caps of 12 doctor visits per year and 5 prescriptions per month (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes reimbursement for up to 30 days of inpatient hospital care annually for all Medicaid recipients (Sec. 1).

  • Requires primary care physicians to be fully reimbursed for services they provide to Medicare recipients and individuals covered by a Medicaid managed-care plan (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the above provision only applies to physicians with a designation of family medicine, internal medicine, pediatric medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, or any subspecialty that provides primary care services (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits pharmacy providers from being reimbursed by any Medicaid contractor for less than the maximum rate approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (Sec. 1).

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