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Committee To Study The Disparity In Reimbursement Among Organizations That Provide Case Management Under Social Security Act Section 1915(C) Waiver Programs: relative to state fees, funds, revenues and expenditures.

346:381 Committee Established. There is established a committee to study the disparity in reimbursement among organizations that provide case management under Social Security Act section 1915(c) waiver programs.

I. The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a) Two members of the senate finance committee, one of whom shall be from the majority party and one of whom shall be from the minority party, appointed by the president of the senate.

(b) Two members of the house of representatives finance committee, one of whom shall from the majority party and one of whom shall be from the minority party, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

II. Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

III. (a) The committee shall examine the extent of any disparity in reimbursement among organizations that provide case management under Section 1915(c) waiver programs and the potential causes of and solutions to such disparity.

(b) The study shall include a comparison between all Section 1915(c) waiver case management reimbursements, including reimbursement for providers in the following programmatic areas: developmental services, choices for independence, in-home support, and acquired brain disorder services.

IV. The committee shall meet in duly noticed public meetings, take testimony when the committee feels it is appropriate, and may accept and solicit information from any person or entity the committee deems relevant to its study.

V. The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named senate member. The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

VI. The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before February 15, 2020.

 

By request of the Committee BDS is posting the following attachments, relative to the work of the Committee:

 

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