Below is a list of Medicaid-related bills introduced in the Texas Legislature last month:
HB 582 – Relating to informing the parents and guardians of certain children about the availability of the child health plan and medical assistance programs.
HB 748 – Relating to the provision of services to certain individuals with developmental disabilities by a state school or state center.
HB 802 – Relating to the creation of the lifespan respite services program.
HB 1453 – Relating to long-term care consumer information made available through the Internet.
HB 1630 – Relating to the eligibility of certain individuals for child health plan coverage or medical assistance on placement, detention, or commitment in and release from certain facilities or other settings.
HB 1966 – Relating to an e-prescribing implementation plan under the Medicaid and child health plan programs.
HB 2030 – Relating to the Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Program and prescription drug use under the Medicaid program.
HB 2938 – Relating to the conduct of investigations, prepayment reviews, and payment holds in cases of suspected fraud, waste, or abuse in the provision of health and human services.
HB 3231 – Relating to clarification of Section 533.0075, Government Code, and validation of certain acts and decisions made by the Health and Human Services Commission in construing a contract entered into under that section.
HB 3301 – Relating to a health passport for Medicaid recipients.
HB 3363 – Relating to a Medicaid managed care pilot program to prevent high-risk pregnancies that result in the birth of premature or low birth weight infants.
HB 3665 – Relating to the review of a Medicaid recipient’s electronic medication history by a Medicaid provider.
HB 3755 – Relating to the period for which a prescription written for a Medicaid recipient is valid.
HB 3926 – Relating to medical assistance reimbursement for immunizations administered by certain health care providers.
HB 4156 – Relating to the medical assistance program.
HB 4158 – Relating to reimbursement rates for nursing home services provided to Medicaid recipients.
HB 4160 – Relating to health and human services programs designed to assist elderly individuals.
HB 4251 – Relating to claims and liens by certain health care providers.
HB 4271 – Relating to regulation of facilities providing certain types of care.
HB 4320 – Relating to the integration of the application and eligibility determination processes for the child health plan and children’s Medicaid programs.
HB 4587 – Relating to providing information to state employees regarding the availability of Medicaid and other health benefits coverage for their children.
HB 4588 – Relating to requiring the Department of Family and Protective Services to apply for Medicaid for certain children in the conservatorship of the state.
HB 4681 – Relating to the active seeking of waivers of federal requirements and modifications of federal regulations for federal Medicaid reimbursement for certain mental health evaluation and treatment facilities.
HB 4691 – Relating to the protection and care of individuals requiring long term care services and supports.
SB 66 – Relating to health care coverage for children in Title IV-D cases.
SB 287 – Relating to the use of electronic prescribing data transmission systems under the state Medicaid program.
SB 288 – Relating to the review of a Medicaid recipient’s electronic medication history by a provider of Medicaid acute care services.
SB 531 – Relating to the billing coordination system for claims submitted for payment from the Medicaid program.
SB 750 – Relating to the administration of psychoactive medications to persons receiving services in a residential care facility.
SB 796 – Relating to the provision and evaluation of comprehensive substance abuse treatment under the state Medicaid program.
SB 1172 – Relating to on-site surveys of home and community support services agencies.
SB 1520 – Relating to the protection and care of individuals with mental retardation residing in certain residential care facilities.
SB 1542 – Relating to the conduct of investigations, prepayment reviews, and payment holds in cases of suspected fraud, waste, or abuse in the provision of health and human services.
SB 1841 – Relating to a managed care pilot program to prevent high-risk pregnancies that result in the birth of premature or low birth weight infants.
SB 1842 – Relating to a Medicaid managed care pilot program to prevent high-risk pregnancies that result in the birth of premature or low birth weight infants.
SB 2032 – Relating to hospitals’ submission of uncompensated hospital care data and hospital audits related to federal funding provided for that care.
SB 2116 – Relating to a pilot program to provide community-based alternatives under the Medicaid program for certain individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
SB 2171 – Relating to the maintenance of health care provider lists under the Medicaid and child health plan programs.
SB 2278 – Relating to charity care provided by certain nonprofit hospitals.
SB 2407 – Relating to the provision of services to individuals with mental retardation.
SB 2417 – Relating to the operation in certain counties of an integrated care management model under the Medicaid managed care program.
SB 2424 – Relating to the authorization of certain nonemergency ambulance services under the Medicaid program.
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