HB739 (2020) Detail

(New Title) clarifying Medicaid spend-down requirements and requiring a report to the oversight committee on health and human services.


HB 739 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

8Jan2020... 2793h

2019 SESSION

19-0793

01/04

 

HOUSE BILL 739

 

AN ACT clarifying Medicaid spend-down requirements and requiring a report to the oversight committee on health and human services.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Murphy, Hills. 21; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Stack, Hills. 21; Rep. W. Thomas, Hills. 21; Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3; Rep. Guthrie, Rock. 13; Rep. McMahon, Rock. 7; Rep. Mullen, Hills. 7; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill declares that for purposes of off-setting the Medicaid spend-down requirements, mental health expenses shall be included as medical expenses.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

8Jan2020... 2793h 19-0793

01/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT clarifying Medicaid spend-down requirements and requiring a report to the oversight committee on health and human services.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Spend-Down Requirements for Medical Expenses.  Amend RSA 167 by inserting after section 4-d the following new section:

167:4-e  Spend-down Requirements for Medical Expenses.  For the purposes of off-setting the Medicaid spend-down requirements, mental health expenses shall be included as medical expenses.  

2  Report to Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services

I.  The department of health and human services shall submit an interim report on or before October 1, 2020, to the oversight committee on health and human services, established pursuant to RSA 126-A:13, relative to actions taken to ensure the uniform application of spend-down requirements.  The report shall include a description of how spend-down requirements were addressed in remedial staff training programs, updates to the policy manual, and updates to the brochure and any other department publications.  

II.  The department shall submit a final report by October 1, 2021, on the application of spend-down requirements.  The report shall include data indicating how spend-down requirements have been applied since the interim report was filed.

3  Effective date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB739 at GenCourtMobile
HB739 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 5, 2019 House Hearing
March 8, 2019 House Exec Session
Oct. 23, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB739 Revision: 7886 Date: Jan. 8, 2020, 2:38 p.m.
HB739 Revision: 7518 Date: Jan. 29, 2019, 8:49 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 24, 2019 Late Drafting and Introduction Approved by Rules Committee 01/24/2019 HJ 3 P. 28
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 3 P. 28
March 5, 2019 Public Hearing: 03/05/2019 11:00 am LOB 302
March 6, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 03/06/2019 08:30 am LOB 302
March 8, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 03/08/2019 09:00 am LOB 302-304
March 8, 2019 Executive Session: 03/08/2019 01:30 pm LOB 302-304
Retained in Committee
June 25, 2019 Full Committee Work Session: 06/25/2019 10:00 am LOB 302
Sept. 10, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 09/10/2019 11:00 am LOB 302
Oct. 1, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 10/01/2019 10:45 am LOB 302
Oct. 17, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 10/17/2019 01:00 pm LOB 301
Oct. 23, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 10/23/2019 09:30 am LOB 301
Oct. 23, 2019 Executive Session: 10/23/2019 12:30 pm LOB 302
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-2793h (NT) (Vote 15-3; RC) HC 50 P. 18
Jan. 8, 2020 Amendment # 2019-2793h (NT): AA VV 01/08/2020 HJ 1 P. 64
Jan. 8, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-2793h (NT): MA VV 01/08/2020 HJ 1 P. 64