Medical Assistance Services; contracting for delivery of disease management for chronic disorders. (HB757)

Introduced By

Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Medical assistance services; certain reform initiatives. Requires the Board of Medical Assistance Services to implement and authorizes contracting for the delivery of effective disease management for individuals with chronic mental or physical disorders. Further, the Board shall implement, insofar as feasible, an online electronic and appropriately encrypted system, including electronic funds transfer technology and electronic benefits cards, e-prescribing, prospective electronic real-time utilization review of services and claims, point-of-sale and point-of-contact submission of claims and payments when possible and online recipient eligibility review and eligibility verification. Health care providers will be encouraged to implement the use of electronic health records. Enactment clauses authorize the Director of the Department of Medical Assistance Services to design fail-safe mechanisms to ensure that no recipient is denied necessary medical or healthcare services because of technology deficiencies during the implementation of the online system and require the Boards of Pharmacy and Medical Assistance Services to collaborate in developing an e-prescription system, properly encrypted and protected after considering various issues relating to electronic signatures, interception of e-mailed prescriptions, issuance of more than one prescription on a document, any required form for e-prescriptions, staff transmission of e-mails for prescribers, application, if any, of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, Chapter 42.1 ( 59.1-479 et seq.) of Title 59.1, and any other issues the Boards may deem relevant . Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 067913316
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/02/2006Committee substitute printed 060493316-H1
02/02/2006Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2006Assigned App. sub: Health and Human Resources (Hamilton)
02/06/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB757H1)
02/08/2006Reported from Appropriations with substitute (23-Y 0-N)
02/09/2006Committee substitute printed 060500316-H2
02/10/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Read second time
02/13/2006Committee substitute from Health, Welfare and Institutions rejected 060493316-H"
02/13/2006Committee substitute from Appropriations agreed to 060500316-H2
02/13/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB757H2
02/14/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Communicated to Senate
02/15/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2006Referred to Committee on Finance
02/23/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB757H2)
03/07/2006Left in Finance (15-Y 0-N)