HB 1661

84(R) - 2015
House Public Health
House Public Health

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Bobby Guerra

Bill Caption

Relating to Medicaid billing for the services of substitute dentists.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

The bill would require the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission to adopt rules ensuring the same standards that apply to a physician billing Medicaid for services provided by a substitute physician also apply to a dentist billing Medicaid for services provided by a substitute dentist. The bill would require agencies to seek any necessary federal waiver or authorization and allow the agencies to delay implementation until waiver or authorization is granted.

Vote Recommendation Notes

5/23/2015 update:

No amendments have been introduced on the House floor and no changes have been made to the bill in Senate committee. We continue to remain neutral on HB 1661.

The second chamber sponsor is Senator Uresti.

First chamber recommendation:

We remain neutral on HB 1661 because it has no tangible connection with any of our liberty principles.