Bill Text: TX HB941 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


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

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-04-06 - Left pending in committee [HB941 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB941-Introduced.html
  87R584 KKR-F
 
  By: Raymond H.B. No. 941
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the creation of a work group 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 531.01211 to read as follows:
         Sec. 531.01211.  WORK GROUP ON UNIFORM QUALITY MEASURES
  UNDER VALUE-BASED PROGRAM FOR LONG-TERM SERVICES AND SUPPORTS. (a)
  The commission shall establish within the advisory committee
  established under Section 531.012 that studies value-based payment
  and quality improvement initiatives a work group to study, develop,
  and recommend uniform quality measures to be implemented under a
  value-based program for long-term services and supports. The work
  group shall:
               (1)  develop an underlying methodology for measuring
  quality under the value-based program;
               (2)  identify the data sources that should be used in
  the methodology; and
               (3)  develop a process for reporting, collecting, and
  validating the data used in the methodology.
         (b)  The work group shall engage stakeholders representing
  clients, providers, and relevant industries that provide
  community-based long-term services and supports to assist in
  developing uniform quality measures under Subsection (a).
         (c)  To the extent permitted by federal law, data collected
  and the uniform quality measures developed by the work group under
  this section must be accessible to the public.
         (d)  Not later than September 1, 2022, the commission, in
  consultation with the work group established under this section and
  with the agreement of the advisory committee in which the work group
  is established, shall submit a report on the findings and
  recommendations of the work group to the governor, the lieutenant
  governor, and the standing committees of the senate and house of
  representatives having primary jurisdiction over Medicaid. The
  report must include:
               (1)  the uniform quality measures developed and
  recommended by the work group under Subsection (a), including any
  methodology recommended by the work group for measuring quality;
  and
               (2)  the commission's recommendations for implementing
  those quality measures, including a proposed timeline for
  implementation of the measures and a description of any potential
  legislation that would be required for implementation of the
  measures.
         (e)  This section expires September 1, 2023.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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