HB 3541

85(R) - 2017
House Public Health
House Public Health
Health & Human Services

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Four Price

Bill Caption

Relating to requirements for Medicaid managed care organizations that provide behavioral health services through a third party or subsidiary.

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

This bill would require a Medicaid managed care organization that provides behavioral health services through a third party to encourage the colocation of physical and behavioral health staff to the extent possible, require warm call transfers between physical and behavioral care coordination staff, require the MCO and third party to implement joint rounds for physical and behavioral services network providers, and ensure that the MCO makes available to enrollees a seamless provider portal for network providers. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill's provisions relate to the administration of a public entitlement program and we remain neutral.