Bill Text: TX SB1458 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relating to compliance with federal coding guidelines for certain divisions and offices within the Health and Human Services Commission.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-16 - Referred to Human Services [SB1458 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB1458-Introduced.html
  86R806 MM-D
 
  By: Johnson S.B. No. 1458
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to compliance with federal coding guidelines for certain
  divisions and offices within the Health and Human Services
  Commission.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 531.1023, Government Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 531.1023.  COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL CODING GUIDELINES.  
  (a)  The commission's office of inspector general, including office
  staff and any third party with which the office contracts to perform
  coding services, and the commission's medical and utilization
  review appeals unit shall comply with federal coding guidelines,
  including guidelines for diagnosis-related group (DRG) validation
  and related audits.
         (b)  In this section, "federal coding guidelines" means the
  code sets and guidelines adopted by the United States Department of
  Health and Human Services in accordance with the Health Insurance
  Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (42 U.S.C. Section 1320d
  et seq.).
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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