One Hundred Sixteenth Congress of the United States of America
At the First Session
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Thursday, the third day of January, two thousand and nineteen
H. R. 3253
To provide for certain extensions with respect to the Medicaid program under title XIX of the Social Security Act, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Sustaining Excellence in Medicaid Act of 2019.
Extension of the Community Mental Health Services Demonstration Program
Section 223(d)(3) of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (42 U.S.C. 1396a note), as amended by Public Law 116–29, is amended by striking
July 14, 2019 and inserting
September 13, 2019.
Extension of protection for Medicaid recipients of home and community-based services against spousal impoverishment
Section 2404 of Public Law 111–148 (42 U.S.C. 1396r–5 note) is amended by striking
September 30, 2019 and inserting
December 31, 2019.
Rule of construction
Nothing in section 2404 of Public Law 111–148 (42 U.S.C. 1396r–5 note) or section 1902(a)(17) or 1924 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(17), 1396r–5) shall be construed as prohibiting a State from applying an income or resource disregard under a methodology authorized under section 1902(r)(2) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(r)(2))—
to the income or resources of an individual described in section 1902(a)(10)(A)(ii)(VI) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(10)(A)(ii)(VI)) (including a disregard of the income or resources of such individual’s spouse); or
on the basis of an individual’s need for home and community-based services authorized under subsection (c), (d), (i), or (k) of section 1915 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396n) or under section 1115 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1315).
Extension of Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration
Section 6071(h)(1)(F) of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 1396a note) is amended by striking
$132,000,000 and inserting
Extension for family-to-family health information centers
Section 501(c) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 701(c)) is amended—
in paragraph (1)(A)(vii), by striking
and 2019 and inserting
through 2024; and
in paragraph (3)(C), by striking
fiscal years 2018 and 2019 and inserting
fiscal year 2018 and each fiscal year thereafter.
Reduced wholesale acquisition cost (WAC)-based payments for new drugs and biologicals
Section 1847A(c)(4) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–3a(c)(4)) is amended by striking
payable under this section for the drug or biological based on— and all that follows through the period at the end and inserting the following: “payable under this section—
in the case of a drug or biological furnished prior to January 1, 2019, based on—
the wholesale acquisition cost; or
the methodologies in effect under this part on November 1, 2003, to determine payment amounts for drugs or biologicals; and
in the case of a drug or biological furnished on or after January 1, 2019—
at an amount not to exceed 103 percent of the wholesale acquisition cost; or
based on the methodologies in effect under this part on November 1, 2003, to determine payment amounts for drugs or biologicals.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.