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Committee advising Medicaid program to meet

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Medicaid Medical Advisory Committee will meet from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday in the Brynhild Haugland Room at the North Dakota Capitol.

The committee meets quarterly to hear reports and to advise the department about the operation of the Medicaid program, which is the state- and federally-funded health program that serves qualifying low-income elderly individuals, pregnant women, children and people with disabilities.

Meeting agenda items include updates on the North Dakota Medicaid plan and administrative rules, developmental disability payment system, pharmacy services, Medicaid expansion, long-term care study, information technology projects and a transition plan for the new federal rules pertaining to home- and community-based services.

Additional agenda items include discussion on program integrity efforts, services requiring prior authorizations and estate recovery. A complete agenda is online at dhs/info/publicnotice/index.html.

The public is welcome to attend. Individuals with disabilities who need accommodations, including appropriate auxiliary aids to participate, can contact Kathleen Rodin at (701) 328-2321, toll free (800) 755-2604, ND Relay TTY (800)-366-6888, or email

The committee includes legislators, advocates, and representatives from health care provider associations, independent living centers, the County Social Service Directors Association, the governor’s office, the North Dakota Department of Health, the North Dakota Department of Human Services and a family member of a program recipient.

For information, contact North Dakota’s Medicaid Director Julie Schwab at (701) 328-2321, toll-free (800) 755-2604, or ND Relay TTY (800) 366-6888.