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 Bill Status of HB0704  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  MEDICAID SMART CARD

House Sponsors
Rep. Patricia R. Bellock

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Medicaid Smart Card Pilot Program Act. Requires the Director of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to establish a Medicaid Smart Card Pilot Program to reduce the total amount of expenditures under the State's Medical Assistance Program. Provides that the pilot program shall be designed to reduce the average monthly cost under the State's Medical Assistance Program for recipients within the pilot program area by an amount that is at least sufficient to recover the cost of implementing the pilot program. Provides that the Director shall determine the geographic area to be included in the pilot program and may contract with an independent entity for the purpose of developing and implementing the pilot program. Contains provisions on required activities under the pilot program, including the distribution of Medicaid Smart Cards to designated recipients; measures the Department might take to implement the pilot program; annual evaluations; reporting requirements; extension or expansion of the pilot program; the confidentiality of health information; reports to the Inspector General; and rulemaking authority.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/25/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  1/25/2017HouseFirst Reading
  1/25/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/8/2017HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  2/23/2017HouseTo Public Benefits Subcommittee
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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