Medicaid, directed payments
MEDICAID – Amends existing law to establish provisions for directed payments to qualifying hospitals.

RS31302 / H0577

This legislation authorizes the Department of Health and Welfare to seek approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish a program for state directed payments under Idaho’s Managed Care statute. Directed payments are the mechanism that states with managed care plans use to provide supplemental payments to hospitals to offset losses associated with providing services to Medicaid patients. The Idaho Behavioral Health Plan is the first time that hospitals have been contracted through a managed care program.

This legislation causes no additional expenditure of funds at the state or local government nor does it cause an increase or decrease in revenue for the state or local government therefore the legislation has no fiscal impact.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/15 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
02/16 Reported Printed and Referred to Health & Welfare
02/27 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
02/28 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
02/29 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 43-23-4
AYES – Achilles, Allgood, Berch, Blanksma, Bundy, Burns, Cheatum, Chew(Hansen), Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12)(Crane), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Galaviz, Gannon, Garner, Handy, Healey, Horman, Lanting, Manwaring, McCann, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Necochea, Nelsen, Petzke, Pickett, Raybould, Raymond, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Vander Woude, Weber, Wheeler, Wroten, Yamamoto, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Alfieri, Andrus, Barbieri, Boyle, Cannon, Crane(13), Dixon(1), Ehardt, Gallagher, Hawkins, Hill, Holtzclaw, Kingsley, Lambert, Mendive, Monks, Palmer, Price, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Wisniewski
Absent – Green, Mathias, Redman, Young
Floor Sponsor - Petzke
Title apvd - to Senate
03/01 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
03/01 Introduced, read first time; referred to: Health & Welfare
03/12 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/13 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/18 Retained on calendar
03/19 Read third time in full – PASSED - 21-13-1
AYES – Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Cook, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hartgen, Just, Lee, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow
NAYS – Adams, Carlson, Den Hartog, Foreman, Hart, Herndon, Lakey, Lenney, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Toews, Trakel, Zuiderveld
Absent and excused – Lent
Floor Sponsor - Lee
Title apvd - to House
03/20 Returned from Senate Passed; to JRA for Enrolling
03/21 Reported Enrolled; Signed by Speaker; Transmitted to Senate
03/21 Received from the House enrolled/signed by Speaker
03/21 Signed by President; returned to House
03/22 Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Governor
03/25 Delivered to Governor at 12:10 p.m. on March 22, 2024
03/25 Reported Signed by Governor on March 25, 2024
Session Law Chapter 170
Effective: 07/01/2024