Bill Text: TX SB1191 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to certain requirements regarding Medicaid fair hearings.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-07 - Referred to Health & Human Services [SB1191 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB1191-Introduced.html
  86R10370 MM-D
 
  By: West S.B. No. 1191
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to certain requirements regarding Medicaid fair hearings.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 531, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 531.0194 to read as follows:
         Sec. 531.0194.  MEDICAID FAIR HEARING REQUIREMENTS. (a)
  The executive commissioner by rule shall require a hearing officer
  who conducts a Medicaid fair hearing to be:
               (1)  an advanced practice registered nurse, as defined
  by Section 301.152, Occupations Code; or
               (2)  a health care provider with a higher level of
  education and training than an advanced practice registered nurse,
  as determined by the executive commissioner.
         (b)  For each Medicaid fair hearing, the commission shall
  collect data regarding the hearing, including the identity and
  decision of the hearing officer.  The commission shall publish the
  data collected under this subsection in a searchable format on the
  commission's Internet website, except that the commission may not
  publish information that identifies a Medicaid recipient involved
  in a Medicaid fair hearing or any information that is confidential
  under state or federal law.
         SECTION 2.  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 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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