Bill Details - HB692 (2019)

HB 692-FN - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES

 

14Mar2019... 0748h

04/18/2019   1465s

2019 SESSION

19-0668

01/03

 

HOUSE BILL 692-FN

 

AN ACT relative to dental care for Medicaid recipients.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Bernet, Hills. 4; Rep. Thompson, Ches. 14; Rep. Schapiro, Ches. 16; Rep. Swinburne, Ches. 10; Rep. Von Plinsky, Ches. 7; Sen. Chandley, Dist 11; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill authorizes the Medicaid managed care program to provide dental benefits to covered persons.  Under this bill, the commissioner of the department of health and human services shall convene a working group to develop a value-based dental benefit.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

14Mar2019... 0748h

04/18/2019   1465s 19-0668

01/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to dental care for Medicaid recipients.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Medicaid Managed Care Program; Dental Benefits.  Amend RSA 126-A:5, XIX(a) to read as follows:

XIX.(a)  The commissioner shall employ a managed care model for administering the Medicaid program and its enrollees to provide for managed care services for all Medicaid populations throughout New Hampshire consistent with the provisions of 42 U.S.C. section 1396u-2.  Models for managed care may include, but not be limited to, a traditional capitated managed care organization contract, an administrative services organization, an accountable care organization, or a primary care case management model, or a combination thereof, offering the best value, quality assurance, and efficiency, maximizing the potential for savings, and presenting the most innovative approach compared to other externally administered models.  The department shall present the opportunities of the various models or combination of models with a recommendation for the best managed care model for New Hampshire, no later than July 15, 2011, to the fiscal committee of the general court which shall consult with the oversight committee on health and human services.  Services to be managed within the model shall include all mandatory Medicaid covered services and may include, but shall not be limited to, care coordination, utilization management, disease management, pharmacy benefit management, provider network management, quality management, and customer services.  [The model shall not include mandatory dental services.] The commissioner shall issue a 5-year request for proposals to enter into contracts with the vendors that demonstrate the greatest ability to satisfy the state's need for value, quality, efficiency, innovation, and savings.  The request for proposals shall be released no later than October 15, 2011.  The vendors of the managed care model or combination of models demonstrating the greatest ability to satisfy the state's need for value, quality, efficiency, innovation, and savings shall be selected no later than January 15, 2012 with final contracts submitted to the governor and council no later than March 15, 2012 unless this date is extended by the fiscal committee.  After the bidding process, the commissioner shall establish a capitated rate based on the bids by the appropriate model for the contract that is full risk to the vendors.  The capitated rate shall be broken down into rate cells for each population including, but not limited to, the persons eligible for temporary assistance to needy families (TANF), aid for the permanently and totally disabled (APTD), breast and cervical cancer program (BCCP), home care for children with severe disabilities (HC-CSD), and those residing in nursing facilities.  The capitated rate shall be approved by the fiscal committee of the general court.  The managed care model or models' selected vendors providing the Medicaid services shall establish medical homes and all Medicaid recipients shall receive their care through a medical home.  In contracting for a managed care model and the various rate cells, the department shall ensure no reduction in the quality of care of services provided to enrollees in the managed care model and shall exercise all due diligence to maintain or increase the current level of quality of care provided.  The target date for implementation of the contract is July 1, 2012.  The commissioner may, in consultation with the fiscal committee, adopt rules, if necessary, to implement the provisions of this paragraph.  The department shall seek, with the approval of the fiscal committee, all necessary and appropriate waivers to implement the provisions of this paragraph.

2  Department of Health and Human Services; Adult Dental Benefit; Development of Plan.  The department of health and human services shall develop a plan for the incorporation of an adult dental benefit into a value-based care platform, as follows:

I.  In this section, "value-based care" means an oral health care delivery model in which providers are paid based upon making positive health outcomes while reducing costs.

II.  No later than 30 days after the effective date of this section, the department shall convene a working group consisting, at a minimum, of representatives of the following stakeholders: each managed care plan under contract with the state, the New Hampshire Oral Health Coalition, a public health dentist and a solo private practice dentist recommended by the New Hampshire Dental Society, the New Hampshire Dental Hygienist Association, and the Bi-State Primary Care Association, a representative of a New Hampshire dental insurance carrier designated by the governor, 2 members of the house of representatives, one of whom shall be from the majority party and one of whom shall be from the minority party, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, 2 members of the senate, one of whom shall be from the majority party and one of whom shall be from the minority party,  appointed by the president of the senate, a member of the commission to evaluate the effectiveness and future of the New Hampshire granite advantage health care program designated by the commission, and 2 members of the New Hampshire medical care advisory committee, one of whom shall be a consumer advocate, designated by the committee.

III.  The working group shall be convened by the commissioner of health and human services and shall be subject to RSA 91-A.  The department, in consultation with the working group, shall prepare a plan for the implementation of an adult dental benefit into a value-based care platform.  Each plan shall include, at a minimum, a detailed description of the following: eligibility and enrollment covered benefits and scope of services, cost benefit analysis including projected expenditures and anticipated cost savings, transition planning, prior authorization, transportation, pharmacy, case management, network adequacy, credentialing, quality metrics and outcome measurements, patient safety, utilization management, finance and reimbursement, rates and payment, grievance and appeals, and office of ombudsman.  Each plan shall also address how the incorporation of the services into a value-based care platform shall achieve the legislative intent of providing value, quality, efficiency, innovation, and savings.

IV.  Under no circumstances shall a fee for service model be included in the plan.  The plan shall promote the development of an adult value-based dental benefit and/or an alternative payment model.

3  Reports.

I.  The department of health and human services shall present an update on the status of the plan preparation each month to the fiscal committee of the general court and the oversight committee on health and human services, established in RSA 126-A:13, until the plan has been implemented.  The department's updates shall also include managed care organization and department readiness for implementation.

II.  No later than October 1, 2019, the commissioner shall submit to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, and the governor, all proposed changes to state law the commissioner believes may be necessary for the incorporation of an adult dental benefit into a value-based care platform.

4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effective July 1, 2019.

 

LBAO

19-0668

Amended 4/22/19

 

HB 692-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE  (AMENDMENT #2019-1465s)

 

AN ACT relative to dental care for Medicaid recipients.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [    ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [ X ] None

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill establishes a working group and requires the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a plan for the incorporation of an adult dental benefit into a value-based care platform.  The Office of Legislative Budget Assistant states this bill has no fiscal impact on state, county, and local expenditures or revenue.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

None

 

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 3 P. 26
Feb. 13, 2019 ==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 02/13/2019 11:00 am LOB 205
Feb. 19, 2019 Public Hearing: 02/19/2019 11:00 am LOB 205
Feb. 19, 2019 Division II Subcommittee Work Session: 02/19/2019 01:00 pm LOB 205
Feb. 26, 2019 Division II Subcommittee Work Session: 02/26/2019 10:00 am LOB 205
Feb. 26, 2019 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/26/2019 01:00 pm LOB 205
March 6, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 03/06/2019 10:00 am LOB 205
March 6, 2019 Division II Subcommittee Work Session: 03/06/2019 10:00 am LOB 205
March 6, 2019 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/06/2019 01:00 pm LOB 205
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0748h (Vote 20-1; RC)
March 14, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0748h for 03/14/2019 (Vote 20-1; RC) HC 15 P. 7
March 14, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0748h: AA VV 03/14/2019 HJ 9 P. 14
March 14, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0748h: MA VV 03/14/2019 HJ 9 P. 14
March 21, 2019 Introduced 03/21/2019 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 10
April 2, 2019 ==TIME CHANGE== Hearing: 04/02/2019, Room 101, LOB, 02:30 pm; SC 16
April 18, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1465s, 04/18/2019; SC 18
April 18, 2019 Committee Amendment # 2019-1465s, AA, VV; 04/18/2019; SJ 13
April 18, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1465s, MA, VV; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 04/18/2019; SJ 13
May 2, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/02/2019; SC 20
May 2, 2019 Ought to Pass: RC 24Y-0N, MA; OT3rdg; 05/02/2019; SJ 15

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 13, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 19, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 26, 2019 House Exec Session
March 6, 2019 House Exec Session
March 6, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 14, 2019 House Floor Vote
April 2, 2019 Senate Hearing
April 18, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
May 2, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB692 Revision: 4981 Date: Jan. 17, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
HB692 Revision: 5527 Date: March 21, 2019, 10:57 a.m.
HB692 Revision: 5756 Date: April 22, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
HB692 Revision: 5823 Date: May 2, 2019, 12:42 p.m.