Bill Text: TX HB4601 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the creation of a workgroup to study uniform quality measures under a value-based program for long-term services and supports.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-26 - Referred to Human Services [HB4601 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB4601-Introduced.html
 
 
  By: Raymond H.B. No. 4601
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the creation of a workgroup to study uniform quality
  measures under a value-based program for long-term services and
  supports.
  BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 531, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 531.0122 to read as follows:
         Sec. 531.0121.  WORKGROUP ON UNIFORM QUALITY MEASURES UNDER
  A VALUE-BASED PROGRAM FOR LONG-TERM SERVICES AND SUPPORTS.  (a)
  Within a committee established under Section 531.012 that studies
  quality improvement and value-based payment initiatives, the
  Commission shall establish a workgroup to engage stakeholders
  representing clients, providers, and other relevant industries
  providing community long-term services and supports to develop
  uniform quality measures under a value-based program for long-term
  services and supports including:
               (1)  developing the underlying methodology for
  measuring quality under a value-based program;
               (2)  identifying the data sources used under the
  methodology; and
               (3)  establishing a process for the reporting,
  collecting, and validating of the data used in the methodology.
         (b)  Data collected shall be accessible to the public
  including the quality metrics.
         (c)  Through the workgroup process and upon agreement of the
  full committee, the commission shall establish a plan and timeline
  for implementing the measures as defined by this Subchapter.
         (d)  The commission shall submit a report on the plan and
  timeline for implementing the uniform quality measures to the
  governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the house, and each
  standing committee with jurisdiction overseeing the financing,
  operation, and management of Medicaid no later than September 1,
  2020.
 
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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