Honorable Charles Schwertner, Chair, Senate Committee on Health & Human Services
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB74 by Nelson (Relating to the provision of certain behavioral health services to children, adolescents, and their families under a contract with a managed care organization.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would allow certain behavioral health providers to provide Targeted Case Management (TCM) and psychiatric rehabilitation services to children, adolescents, and families through Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs). The bill would restrict application of certain Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) rules and guidelines. The executive commissioner of HHSC would be required to adopt or amend any rules or guidelines by January 1, 2018.
The bill would take effect immediately upon a two-thirds vote from all members of each house or, if such a vote is not received, on September 1, 2017.
According to HHSC, the bill does not require any change from current practice and any cost associated with adopting or amending rules can be absorbed within existing resources.
Local Government Impact
No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.