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Medicaid Reform, Legislative Oversight - 80th R.S. (2007)

Committee Members
John E. Davis
Dianne White Delisi
Dawnna Dukes
John Zerwas
Charges
• The committee shall:
(1) facilitate the design and development of any Medicaid waivers needed to affect reform as directed by this Act [ SB 10, 80th Legislature, Regular Session ];
(2) facilitate a smooth transition from existing
Medicaid payment systems and benefit designs to the new model of Medicaid enabled by waiver or policy change by the Health and Human Services Commission;
(3) meet at the call of the presiding officer; and
(4) research, take public testimony, and issue reports
requested by the lieutenant governor or speaker of the house of representatives.
• The committee may:
(1) request reports and other information from the Health and Human Services Commission; and
(2) review the findings of the work group on uncompensated hospital care established under Section 531.552, Government Code, as added by this Act.
• The committee shall report to the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house of representatives not later than November 15, 2008. The report must include:
(1) identification of significant issues that impede the transition to a more effective Medicaid program;
(2) the measures of effectiveness associated with changes to the Medicaid program;
(3) the impact of Medicaid changes on safety net hospitals and other significant traditional providers; and
(4) the impact on the uninsured in Texas.

Note:
Created pursuant to section 30, SB 10, 80th Legislature.
House members appointed by the Speaker September 19, 2007.

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