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Health Services, Interim - 77th R.S. (2001)

Committee Members
Patricia Gray, Co-Chair
Judith Zaffirini, Co-Chair
Garnet Coleman
Robert Duncan
Craig Eiland
Kyle L. Janek
Jane Nelson
Steve Ogden
Eliot Shapleigh
Arlene Wohlgemuth
Charges
  • Monitor Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) cost issues, including:
    a)Medicaid cost containment activities, including implementation of Article II Special Provisions contained in Sec. 33 of SB 1 77th R.S.;
    b)Implementation of SB 43 77th R.S., regarding Medicaid simplification;
    c)Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) reorganization of Medicaid and CHIP administration;
    d)CHIP and Medicaid acute health reimbursement rates, including implementation of legislation passed by the 77th Legislature, SB 1053 77th R.S., SB 1299 77th R.S., and SB 1 77th R.S., HHSC, Sec. 54 and Art. II Special Provisions, Secs. 29 and 30;
    e)Medicaid and CHIP caseload and cost projections;
    f)federal actions affecting Medicaid and CHIP costs; and
    g)any other items deemed pertinent by the Joint Committee.
  • Study the cost effectiveness of twelve month continuous eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP and make recommendations to the 78th Legislature.
  • Monitor the implementation legislation passed by the 77th Legislature regarding interagency bulk purchasing of pharmaceuticals, HB 915 77th R.S., and SB 1 77th R.S., Art. IX, Sec. 6.47.

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