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  • H.R. 3590 will increase the Medicaid drug rebate percentage for brand name drugs to 23.1 percent (except the rebate for clotting factors and drugs approved exclusively for pediatric use, which increases to 17.1 percent); increase the Medicaid rebate for non-innovator, multiple source drugs to 13 percent of average manufacturer price; and extend the drug rebate to Medicaid managed care plans.
  • H.R. 3590 will modify the spousal impoverishment statute to mandate that states include the spousal impoverishment protections in their waiver programs, and that the spouses of all HCBS waiver participants, including those who qualify as medically needy, have the protections available. The provision will sunset after five years.
  • H.R. 3590 will extend the Medicaid Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration program through September 2016. The MFP program was authorized in the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 to encourage states to transition Medicaid enrolled individuals from nursing homes to the communities. The Medicaid coverage follows the person to the community and pays for the home and community-based services required.