SB 1221

83(R) - 2013

Vote Recommendation

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Ken Paxton

Bill Caption

Relating to use of a Medicaid-based fee schedule for reimbursement of services under a contract between a health care provider and certain health benefit plans.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated

Bill Analysis

Summary: SB 1221 would allow health care providers the chance to agree to a change in reimbursement rate and fee schedule from a commercial healthcare insurer. If the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is implemented, it may make significant changes to how health care providers are reimbursed through Medicaid programs.

Analysis: It is unclear how a new fee schedule under PPACA would affect commercial insurance providers and their relationships with health care providers. Any change in that type of contract is best handled by the two entities, with minimal interference from the state or federal governments.