REDUCE ADMIN. DUPLICATION MH/DD/SAS PROVIDERS (NEW).

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 631 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 6, 2017
AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ESTABLISH A WORKGROUP TO EXAMINE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT HOW TO ELIMINATE ADMINISTRATIVE DUPLICATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH, INTELLECTUAL/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY, AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER PROVIDERS.
Intro. by Stone, Dobson, Murphy.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Apr 21 2017)

SOG comments (1):

Short and Long Title Changes

House committee substitute made changes to the short and long titles. The original titles are as follows:

REDUCE ADMIN. DUPLICATION PROVIDERS.

AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ESTABLISH A WORKGROUP TO EXAMINE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT HOW TO ELIMINATE ADMINISTRATIVE DUPLICATION FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROVIDERS.

H 631

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 19 2017 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Changes the act's short and long titles.

    Modifies the act's directive to now direct the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to establish a workgroup to examine current administrative requirements for mental health, intellectual/developmental disability, and substance use disorder providers (previously, to examine current administrative requirements for behavioral health providers) and how best to integrate these requirements with similar administrative requirements for physical health providers in order to avoid duplication and enhance efficiency. Makes conforming changes.

    Adds that the workgroup is to include state legislation, statutes, contractual requirements, federal Medicaid and managed care law in identifying the federal or State entity that created each requirement examined by the workgroup, and recommend whether that requirement should remain or be eliminated or redesigned (previously, only provided for recommending the requirement be eliminated or redesigned). 


  • Summary date: Apr 6 2017 - More information

    Requires the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a workgroup to examine current administrative requirements for behavioral health 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 behavioral health 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 be eliminated or redesigned. Requires the workgroup to consider eliminating any requirement imposed on behavioral health 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, 2018, 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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