HB12-1281 - Medicaid Payment Reform Pilot Program

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning A Pilot Program Establishing New Payment Methodologies In Medicaid.

The bill directs the department of health care policy and financing (state department) to facilitate collaboration among medicaid providers, clients, advocates, and payors that is designed to improve health outcomes and patient satisfaction and support the financial sustainability of the medicaid program. The executive director of the state department may promulgate rules relating to the collaborative process.

The bill creates the medicaid payment reform and innovation pilot program (pilot program) in the state department for the purpose of implementing payment reform projects in medicaid within the framework of the accountable care collaborative. Regional care collaborative organizations (RCCOs) may submit payment proposals to the state department for the pilot program. A RCCO shall work with providers and managed care entities in the RCCO to develop the payment project. Payment projects may include but are not limited to global payments, risk adjustment, risk sharing, and aligned payment incentives. The state department shall select payment projects for inclusion in the pilot program based upon certain criteria and shall give preference to those payment projects that propose global payments. The state department shall respond to RCCOs concerning payment projects that are not selected for the pilot program, stating the reason why the payment projects were not selected and shall copy the response to certain committees of the general assembly. Payment projects shall be implemented for 2 to 5 years, and certain provisions apply to payments under the pilot program. The state department shall seek any federal authorization necessary to implement the pilot program. The state department shall report to certain committees of the general assembly concerning the design, implementation, and outcome of the pilot program.

The bill requires the state department to report concerning the state department's recommendations for streamlining and simplifying the administrative structure for managing contracts relating to medicaid managed care.

Latest update: June 4, 2012
06/04/2012 Governor Action - Signed
05/25/2012 Sent to the Governor
05/25/2012 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/24/2012 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/09/2012 Senate Third Reading Passed
05/09/2012 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/08/2012 Senate Second Reading Special Orders - Passed with Amendments
05/04/2012 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/27/2012 Senate Committee on Health and Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/18/2012 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health and Human Services
04/18/2012 House Third Reading Passed
04/17/2012 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
03/30/2012 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
03/27/2012 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/21/2012 House Committee on Health and Environment Refer Unamended to Appropriations
02/07/2012 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health and Environment