HBA-NRS S.B. 832 77(R)BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 832 By: Moncrief Public Health 4/30/2001 Committee Report (Amended) BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Current law does not provide for a single report that identifies all of the state Medicaid expenditures to be submitted to the Legislature. Senate Bill 832 requires the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to prepare a quarterly and a biennial Medicaid financial report covering each state agency that administers any part of the state Medicaid program and each of the Medicaid programs operated or administered by those agencies. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. ANALYSIS Senate Bill 832 amends the Government Code to require the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to prepare a biennial Medicaid financial report covering each state agency that administers any part of the state Medicaid program and each of the Medicaid programs operated or administered by those agencies. The biennial report must describe each of the Medicaid programs administered or operated by each agency and account for all of the funds received and disbursed by the agency during the period covered by the biennial report. The report must also include, for each Medicaid program identified in the report, the amount and source of funds or other revenue received or made available to the agency, the amount spent on each type of service or benefit, and the amount spent on program operations and other administrative costs. No later than December 1st of each even-numbered year, HHSC is required to submit the report to the governor, the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, the comptroller, and the presiding officer of each standing committee of the senate and house of representatives having jurisdiction over health and human services issues. The bill also requires HHSC to prepare a quarterly report regarding the Medicaid expenditures of each state agency that administers or operates a Medicaid program. The quarterly report must identify each agency's expenditures by the Medicaid program and must include the amount spent on each type of service or benefit and the amount spent on program operations and administrative costs. HHSC is required to submit the quarterly report to the governor, the legislature, and the comptroller. EFFECTIVE DATE On passage, or if the Act does not receive the necessary vote, the Act takes effect September 1, 2001. EXPLANATION OF AMENDMENTS Committee Amendment No. 1 adds the state auditor to the list of entities to which the Health and Human Services Commission is required to submit the biennial and quarterly financial reports.