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house Bill H.R. 1117

Medically Fragile Children's Act of 2009

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      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Health
    IntroducedFebruary 23rd, 2009

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Title

Medically Fragile Children's Act of 2009

Official Title

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to establish a State plan option under Medicaid to provide an all-inclusive program of care for children who are medically fragile or have one or more chronic conditions that impede their ability to function.

Summary

Medically Fragile Children's Act of 2009 - Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to establish a program of all-inclusive care for medically fragile children as a Medicaid state plan option. Makes a child eligible if he or she is: (1) medically fragile based on health status and related indicators or is diagnosed as having one or more chronic conditions; (2) requires daily monitoring of a significant medical condition necessitating overall care planning in order to achieve or maintain optimum health and developmental status, and achieve community integration to the maximum extent possible; and (3) requires both medical assistance and at least two additional services furnished under an all-inclusive program as a result of functional deficits.

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