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23 Medicare program and shall not utilize the resource-
24 based relative value scale methodology in a manner
25 that discriminates between such health providers. The
26 reimbursement schedule shall be adjusted, annually, on
27 July 1, and shall provide for reimbursement that is
28 not less than the reimbursement provided under the fee
29 schedule established for Iowa under the federal
30 Medicare program in effect on January 1 of that
31 calendar year.
32 Sec. 8. Section 514I.8, subsection 1, Code 1999,
33 is amended to read as follows:
34 1. Effective July 1, 1998, and notwithstanding any
35 medical assistance program eligibility criteria to the
36 contrary, medical assistance shall be provided to, or
37 on behalf of, an eligible child under the age of
38 nineteen whose family income does not exceed one
39 hundred thirty-three percent of the federal poverty
40 level, as defined by the most recently revised poverty
41 income guidelines published by the United States
42 department of health and human services.
43 Additionally, effective July 1, 2000, and
44 notwithstanding any medical assistance program
45 eligibility criteria to the contrary, medical
46 assistance shall be provided to, or on behalf of, an
47 eligible infant whose family income does not exceed
48 two hundred percent of the federal poverty level, as
49 defined by the most recently revised poverty income
50 guidelines published by the United States department

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1 of health and human services.
2 Sec. 9. Section 514I.8, subsection 2, paragraph c,
3 Code 1999, is amended to read as follows:
4 c. Is a member of a family whose adjusted gross
5 income does not exceed one two hundred eighty-five
6 percent of the federal poverty level, as defined in 42
7 U.S.C. 9902(2), including any revision required by
8 such section.
9 Sec. 10. Section 514I.10, Code 1999, is amended to
10 read as follows:
11 514I.10 COST SHARING.
12 1. Cost sharing for eligible children whose family
13 adjusted gross income is at or below one hundred fifty
14 percent of the federal poverty level shall not exceed
15 the standards permitted under 42 U.S.C.
16 1396(o)(a)(3) or 1396(o)(b)(1).
17 2. Cost sharing for eligible children whose family
18 adjusted gross income is between one hundred fifty
19 percent and one two hundred eighty-five percent of the
20 federal poverty level shall include a premium or
21 copayment amount which is at least a minimum amount


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