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56-263.  medicaid managed care plan. (1) The department shall present to the legislature on the first day of the second session of the sixty-first Idaho legislature a plan for medicaid managed care with focus on high-cost populations including, but not limited to:
(a)  Dual eligibles; and
(b)  High-risk pregnancies.
(2)  The medicaid managed care plan shall include, but not be limited to, the following elements:
(a)  Improved coordination of care through primary care medical homes.
(b)  Approaches that improve coordination and provide case management for high-risk, high-cost disabled adults and children that reduce costs and improve health outcomes, including mandatory enrollment in special needs plans, and that consider other managed care approaches.
(c)  Managed care contracts to pay for behavioral health benefits as described in executive order number 2011-01 and in any implementing legislation. At a minimum, the system should include independent, standardized, statewide assessment and evidence-based benefits provided by businesses that meet national accreditation standards.
(d)  The elimination of duplicative practices that result in unnecessary utilization and costs.
(e)  Contracts based on gain sharing, risk-sharing or a capitated basis.
(f)  Medical home development with focus on populations with chronic disease using a tiered case management fee.
(3)  The department shall seek federal approval or a waiver to require that a medicaid participant who has a medical home as required in section 56-255(5)(b), Idaho Code, and who seeks family planning services or supplies from a provider outside the participant’s medical home, must have a referral to such outside provider. The provisions of this subsection shall apply to medicaid participants upon such approval or the granting of such a waiver.

[56-263, added 2011, ch. 164, sec. 14, p. 473; am. 2019, ch. 318, sec. 3, p. 946.]

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