Bill Text: TX SB1518 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the reimbursement of providers for the provision of certain home telemonitoring services under Medicaid.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-14 - Referred to Health & Human Services [SB1518 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB1518-Introduced.html
  86R4885 JG-F
 
  By: Buckingham S.B. No. 1518
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the reimbursement of providers for the provision of
  certain home telemonitoring services under Medicaid.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  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 being concurrently treated by at least three
  medical specialists;
               (2)  are diagnosed with end-stage solid organ disease;
               (3)  have received an organ transplant; or
               (4)  require mechanical ventilation.
         SECTION 2.  Section 531.02176, Government Code, is repealed.
         SECTION 3.  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 4.  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 5.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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