Bill Text: TX HB1063 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Relating to telemedicine medical, telehealth, and home telemonitoring services under Medicaid.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-21 - Placed on intent calendar [HB1063 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB1063-Comm_Sub.html
 
 
  By: Price, et al. (Senate Sponsor - Buckingham) H.B. No. 1063
         (In the Senate - Received from the House May 2, 2019;
  May 3, 2019, read first time and referred to Committee on Health &
  Human Services; May 19, 2019, reported adversely, with favorable
  Committee Substitute by the following vote:  Yeas 9, Nays 0;
  May 19, 2019, sent to printer.)
Click here to see the committee vote
 
  COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR H.B. No. 1063 By:  Buckingham
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
 
  relating to telemedicine medical, telehealth, and home
  telemonitoring services under Medicaid.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 531.0216(f), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (f)  Not later than December 1 of each even-numbered year,
  the commission shall report to the speaker of the house of
  representatives and the lieutenant governor on the effects of
  telemedicine medical services, telehealth services, and home
  telemonitoring services on Medicaid in the state, including the
  number of physicians, health professionals, and licensed health
  care facilities using telemedicine medical services, telehealth
  services, or home telemonitoring services, the geographic and
  demographic disposition of the physicians and health
  professionals, the number of patients receiving telemedicine
  medical services, telehealth services, and home telemonitoring
  services, the types of services being provided, [and] the cost of
  utilization, and the cost savings of telemedicine medical services,
  telehealth services, and home telemonitoring services to Medicaid.
         SECTION 2.  Section 531.02164, Government Code, is amended
  by adding Subsection (c-1) to read as follows:
         (c-1)  Notwithstanding Subsection (c)(1), the program
  required under this section must also provide that home
  telemonitoring services are available to pediatric persons who:
               (1)  are diagnosed with end-stage solid organ disease;
               (2)  have received an organ transplant; or
               (3)  require mechanical ventilation.
         SECTION 3.  Section 531.02176, Government Code, is repealed.
         SECTION 4.  The executive commissioner of the Health and
  Human Services Commission shall adopt the rules necessary to
  implement Section 531.02164(c-1), Government Code, as added by this
  Act, not later than December 1, 2019.
         SECTION 5.  If before implementing any provision of this Act
  a state agency determines that a waiver or authorization from a
  federal agency is necessary for implementation of that provision,
  the agency affected by the provision shall request the waiver or
  authorization and may delay implementing that provision until the
  waiver or authorization is granted.
         SECTION 6.  The Health and Human Services Commission is
  required to implement a provision of this Act only if the
  legislature appropriates money specifically for that purpose. If
  the legislature does not appropriate money specifically for that
  purpose, the commission may, but is not required to, implement a
  provision of this Act using other appropriations available for that
  purpose.
         SECTION 7.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
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