Bill Summary for H 471 (2019-2020)

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Mar 26 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 471 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 26, 2019
AN ACT EXEMPTING MEDICAL DIRECT PRIMARY CARE FROM REGULATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE.
Intro. by Hardister, White, Dobson, Adcock.

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Requires the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a workgroup to examine current administrative requirements for mental health, intellectual/developmental disability, and substance use disorder providers and how best to integrate these requirements with similar administrative requirements for physical health providers in order to avoid duplication and enhance efficiency. Specifies membership of the workgroup. Requires the study to include a review of at least all of the 14 specified categories of requirements imposed on mental health, intellectual/developmental disability, and substance use disorder providers and physical health providers, including service delivery, facility licensure, medicaid enrollment, and audits. Requires the workgroup to identify the federal or State entity that created each requirement examined by the workgroup and provide a recommendation about whether that requirement should remain or be eliminated or redesigned, including State legislation, statutes, contractual requirements, federal Medicaid, and managed care law. Requires the workgroup to consider any requirement imposed on mental health, intellectual/developmental disability, and substance use disorder providers that: (1) is not federally mandated; (2) exceeds what is required for physical health; (3) does not add value to the delivery of behavioral health services; or (4) is unable to be incorporated into standard electronic health records or does not align with meaningful use of electronic health records.

Requires the Department of Health and Human Services to report the workgroup's findings by March 31, 2020, to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services, the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Medicaid and NC Health Choice, and the Fiscal Research Division.

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