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Health Services - 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 Legislature, Regular Session;
b)Implementation of SB 43, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, 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 Legislature, Regular Session, SB 1299, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, and SB 1, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, 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 Legislature, Regular Session, and SB 1, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, Art. IX, Sec. 6.47.

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