Honorable Jane Nelson, Chair, Senate Committee on Health & Human Services
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB1175 by Deuell (Relating to the establishment of a reuse program for durable medical equipment provided to recipients under the Medicaid program.), As Introduced
The bill would require the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to establish by rule a program to facilitate the reuse of durable medical equipment provided to recipients under the Medicaid program. The bill would require the program to ensure the reused equipment meets standards of functionality and sanitation.
HHSC anticipates there could be a significant fiscal impact related to implementing the provisions of the bill. There could be significant costs from developing the program, changing contracts with managed care organizations and providers, seeking a federal waiver or waiver amendment, systems changes and rate changes. There could be significant client services savings from establishing a lower reimbursement for utilizing reused durable medical equipment in the Medicaid program. The extent of the costs and savings is unknown at this time.
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