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1 State of Arkansas
2 93rd General Assembly A Bill
3 Regular Session, 2021 HOUSE BILL 1810
5 By: Representatives Beaty Jr., Bentley, M. Berry, Christiansen, Evans, C. Fite, Haak, Hawks, Hollowell,
6 McClure, Milligan, Payton, Penzo, Tollett
7 By: Senators B. Davis, Beckham
9 For An Act To Be Entitled
10 AN ACT TO REQUIRE CERTAIN REIMBURSEMENT RATES IN THE
11 ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM FOR VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION
12 THERAPY SYSTEM DEVICES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
16 TO REQUIRE CERTAIN REIMBURSEMENT RATES IN
17 THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM FOR VAGUS
18 NERVE STIMULATION THERAPY SYSTEM DEVICES.
21 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS:
23 SECTION 1. Arkansas Code Title 20, Chapter 77, Subchapter 1, is
24 amended to add an additional section to read as follows:
25 20-77-140. Vagus nerve stimulation therapy system device reimbursement
27 (a) The Department of Human Services shall establish separate vagus
28 nerve stimulation therapy system device reimbursement rates for all acute
29 care hospitals who are Medicaid providers.
30 (b) The vagus nerve stimulation therapy system device reimbursement
31 rates for implantation of a vagus nerve stimulation therapy system device
32 shall be:
33 (1) Equal to one hundred percent (100%) of vagus nerve
34 stimulation therapy system device acquisition costs; and
35 (2) In addition to the surgery fees already listed in the
36 Arkansas Medicaid Program.
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