Bill Text: CT HB05437 | 2016 | General Assembly | Comm Sub

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Bill Title: An Act Concerning Nonemergency Medical Transportation For Medicaid Recipients.

Spectrum: Committee Bill

Status: (Vetoed) 2016-06-20 - In Concurrence [HB05437 Detail]

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General Assembly


Substitute Bill No. 5437

    February Session, 2016




Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 17b-276 of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (c) as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(NEW) (c) The Commissioner of Social Services shall issue requests for proposals not later than September 1, 2016, for the coordination and administration of nonemergency medical transportation services for medical assistance recipients for the period commencing January 1, 2017. In negotiating a contract or contracts for such services, the commissioner may require: (1) Minimum wait times for livery transportation to and from medical appointments; (2) prescribed levels or modes of service, when requested by a medical provider treating a medical assistance recipient; (3) recording of all complaints and staff training on recording and responding to complaints; (4) written notice by the contractor or contractors of denials, terminations, suspensions or reductions of nonemergency medical transportation services to be mailed to medical assistance recipients with the reasons for such service changes; (5) minimum performance standards for responses to telephone calls concerning nonemergency medical transportation services for medical assistance recipients and related training; (6) monitoring of contract compliance by an independent quality assurance committee, to be named by the commissioner, that includes medical assistance recipients, advocates for such recipients, the contractor or contractors, the commissioner or the commissioner's representative, health care providers and livery company representatives; (7) monetary sanctions for failure to meet performance standards; and (8) mandatory reports by the contractor or contractors regarding adherence to performance standards and complaints received to be submitted at least monthly to the commissioner and annually to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2016



Joint Favorable Subst.