Global reform waiver; Secretary of Health and Human Resources to apply. (SB781)

Introduced By

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Secretary of Health and Human Resources and Secretary of Commerce and Trade; global reform waiver. Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to apply for a waiver to allow for transformation of the Commonwealth's existing program of medical assistance services through the implementation of a person-centered model of medical assistance services that improves outcomes and reduces costs by (i) integrating medical and behavioral health care, (ii) implementing a value-based payment model, and (iii) promoting personal choice and responsibility, including cost-sharing and incentives that encourage healthy behaviors, prevention, and wellness. Such waiver may include provisions for an aggregate cap on federal funds for a specified period of time with adequate tools to manage state financing of the program. The Secretary of Health and Human Resources shall report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the status of the waiver by December 1, 2018. The bill also directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, together with the Secretary of Commerce and Trade, to submit a request to the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (i) to receive all federal funds made available to the Commonwealth from the Department of Housing and Urban Development as a single annual grant and (ii) for flexibility in the administration of such funds to better align medical assistance and housing support services to better support low-income individuals receiving medical assistance. The Secretaries of Health and Human Resources and Commerce and Trade shall report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the status of such request by December 1, 2018. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101946D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
02/07/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB781)
02/08/2018Rereferred from Rules (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Rereferred to Education and Health
02/12/2018Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health with letter (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)