68-986. Department; amendment to medicaid state plan; department; powers.

(1) On or before January 1, 2018, the department shall submit an application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the United States Department of Health and Human Services amending the medicaid state plan to provide for the supplemental reimbursement rate for ground emergency medical transport services as specified in the Ground Emergency Medical Transport Act.

(2) The department may limit the program to those costs that are allowable expenditures under Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq., as such act and sections existed on April 1, 2017. Without such federal approval, the Ground Emergency Medical Transport Act may not be implemented.

(3) The intergovernmental transfer program authorized in section 68-983 shall be implemented only if and to the extent federal financial participation is available and is not otherwise jeopardized and any necessary federal approval has been obtained.

(4) To the extent that the chief executive officer of the department determines that the payments made pursuant to section 68-983 do not comply with federal medicaid requirements, the chief executive officer may return or not accept an intergovernmental transfer and may adjust payments as necessary to comply with federal medicaid requirements.

Source:Laws 2017, LB578, ยง 11.