Bill Text: TX HB3485 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the billing codes used for the administration of tissue plasminogen activator by ambulance providers under the Medicaid and Medicare programs.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-18 - Referred to Human Services [HB3485 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB3485-Introduced.html
  86R3759 MM-D
 
  By: Davis of Harris H.B. No. 3485
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the billing codes used for the administration of tissue
  plasminogen activator by ambulance providers under the Medicaid and
  Medicare programs.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 531, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 531.024136 to read as follows:
         Sec. 531.024136.  MEDICAID BILLING CODE FOR TISSUE
  PLASMINOGEN ACTIVATOR ADMINISTERED BY AMBULANCE PROVIDERS. The
  executive commissioner by rule shall adopt a specific procedure or
  other billing code under Medicaid for the administration of tissue
  plasminogen activator by an ambulance provider.
         SECTION 2.  As soon as possible after the effective date of
  this Act, the Health and Human Services Commission shall request
  that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services or other
  appropriate federal agency adopt a specific procedure or other
  billing code for the administration of tissue plasminogen activator
  by an ambulance provider under the Medicare program.
         SECTION 3.  If before implementing any provision of this Act
  a state agency determines that a waiver or authorization from a
  federal agency is necessary for implementation of that provision,
  the agency affected by the provision shall request the waiver or
  authorization and may delay implementing that provision until the
  waiver or authorization is granted.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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