Medicaid; DMAS to enter into contracts in regions with regional care organizations. (SB715)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Medicaid; regional care organizations. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services (Department), subject to approval of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to enter into contracts in regions of the Commonwealth with regional care organizations (RCOs). Under the contracts, an RCO will provide medical care to Medicaid beneficiaries and receive capitated payments from the Department. The Department is required to enroll a majority of the Commonwealth's Medicaid beneficiaries into RCOs. An RCO may contract with any willing health care provider to provide services in a Medicaid region if the provider is willing to accept the payments and terms offered to comparable providers. In order to be certified as an RCO, an organization is required to be certified by the Department as meeting eligibility requirements, including financial standards and service delivery network requirements. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/04/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100721D
12/04/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/20/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB715)
01/22/2015Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)