Medicaid; JLARC to study the Commonwealth's program. (HJ637)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from co-patrons Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), and Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Study; JLARC; Commonwealth's Medicaid program; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) to study the Commonwealth's Medicaid program. In conducting its study, JLARC shall (i) analyze the impact of major cost drivers on the growth of Medicaid program expenditures; (ii) identify highest-cost Medicaid recipients and services and assess whether opportunities exist to improve the cost-effectiveness of health care delivery; (iii) examine the efficiency of the administration of the Commonwealth's Medicaid program, including financial processes and controls and the recovery of third-party payments, and review the implementation status of recommendations made in 2011 JLARC report on improper payments and other reports related to improving efficiency and cost-effectiveness; (iv) identify evidence-based practices and strategies that have been successfully adopted in other states and that could be used in the Commonwealth to provide cost-effective care, strengthen patient outcomes, and maximize the efficiency and integrity of internal processes; and (v) review other relevant issues and make recommendations as appropriate. JLARC shall complete its work by November 30, 2016. Read the Bill »


02/24/2015: Passed the Senate


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101724D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Rules
01/20/2015Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/22/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 1-N)
02/06/2015Reported from Rules with amendments (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Taken up
02/09/2015Committee amendments agreed to
02/09/2015Engrossed by House as amended HJ637E
02/09/2015Printed as engrossed 15101724D-E
02/09/2015Agreed to by House (70-Y 23-N)
02/09/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (70-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Reading waived
02/10/2015Referred to Committee on Rules
02/20/2015Reported from Rules with substitute
02/20/2015Committee substitute printed 15105177D-S1
02/23/2015Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Read third time
02/24/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/24/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105177D-S1
02/24/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HJ637S1
02/24/2015Agreed to by Senate with substitute by voice vote
02/24/2015Placed on Calendar
02/25/2015Senate substitute rejected by House 15105177D-S1 (23-Y 75-N)
02/25/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (23-Y 75-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Reconsideration of Senate substitute agreed to by House
02/25/2015Senate substitute rejected by House 15105177D-S1 (25-Y 74-N)
02/25/2015VOTE: REJECTED #2 (25-Y 74-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2015Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2015Senate requested conference committee
02/26/2015House acceded to request
02/26/2015Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2015Delegates: Landes, Massie, Spruill
02/26/2015Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2015Senators: Hanger, Obenshain, Dance
02/26/2015C Amended by conference committee
02/26/2015Conference substitute printed 15105613D-H1
02/27/2015Conference report agreed to by Senate
02/27/2015Conference report agreed to by House (76-Y 21-N)
02/27/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (76-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ637ER)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 7 minutes.