Bill Text: TX HB4191 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the reimbursement of wound care education and training services providers under Medicaid.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-16 - Left pending in committee [HB4191 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB4191-Introduced.html
  86R14191 KKR-F
 
  By: Klick H.B. No. 4191
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the reimbursement of wound care education and training
  services providers under Medicaid.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 32, Human Resources Code,
  is amended by adding Section 32.02491 to read as follows:
         Sec. 32.02491.  REIMBURSEMENT OF CERTAIN PROVIDERS OF WOUND
  CARE EDUCATION AND TRAINING SERVICES. (a)  The commission shall
  provide medical assistance reimbursement to an authorized wound
  care education and training services provider who provides to a
  recipient necessary wound care education and training.
         (b)  The commission shall approve a person as an authorized
  wound care education and training services provider if the person:
               (1)  is enrolled as a provider under the medical
  assistance program; and
               (2)  meets quality standards for wound care education
  and training approved by the commission.
         (c)  An authorized wound care education and training
  services provider shall determine a recipient's need for wound care
  education and training services. The provider must certify that
  the education and training is necessary for the recipient to
  provide self-care in order to assist in wound care management and to
  improve the recipient's health care outcomes.
         (d)  The executive commissioner, after consulting with
  organizations that assist individuals with wound care, including
  recipients of medical assistance, shall:
               (1)  adopt reimbursement rates for an authorized wound
  care education and training services provider for the provision of
  wound care education and training services; and
               (2)  establish outcome measures for evaluating the
  health care outcomes of recipients who receive wound care education
  and training services from an authorized wound care education and
  training services provider.
         SECTION 2.  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 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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