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S 2241 - Prohibits Unauthorized Medical Provider Reimbursement Reductions - Key Vote

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Loretta Weinberg voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (32-5) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Unauthorized Medical Provider Reimbursement Reductions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits Medicaid managed organizations from reducing certain provider reimbursement rates without approval from the Department of Human Services.

Highlights:
  • Requires a health care maintenance organization to obtain approval from the Commissioner of Human Services before reducing reimbursement rates of individuals who are eligible for medical assistance (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the approval of the Commissioner is subject to the following (Sec. 1):
    • The organization demonstrates that all action has been taken to reduce the cost of providing benefits;
    • The organization demonstrates that the reduction will not adversely impact the quality of and accessibility to health services; and
    • Comply with any requirements set forth by the Commissioner at the time of approval being granted.
  • Requires the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services to conduct a public hearing on the the proposed reduction within 30 days of the receipt of an application before making a decision (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Unauthorized Medical Provider Reimbursement Reductions

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