House and Senate Bills: Medicaid, Nurse Lawsuits
The following recently introduced House and Senate bills could affect long term care providers:
HB 593: Relating to the expansion of eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
HB 595: Relating to the repeal of certain health programs and councils, to the review of certain health programs, panels, councils, systems, foundations, centers, committees, and divisions under the Texas Sunset Act, and to the transfer of certain functions to the Department of State Health Services; providing penalties.
HB 588: Relating to the regulation of the practice of physical therapy.
HB 581: Relating to a limited waiver of sovereign immunity for state and local governmental entities in certain employment lawsuits filed by nurses.
HB 522: Relating to direct payment by a health insurer to physicians and health care providers.
HB 499: Relating to the child health plan program
SB 7: Relating to improving the delivery and quality of certain health and human services, including the delivery and quality of Medicaid acute care services and long-term care services and supports.
SB 8: Relating to the provision and delivery of certain health and human services in this state, including the provision of those services through the Medicaid program and the prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse in that program and other programs.