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Relating to offering certain evidence-based practices in lieu of other mental health services by a Medicaid managed care organization.
According to the Legislative Budget Board, no fiscal impact to the state is anticipated.
SB 1177 would require the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to allow a Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) to offer "medically appropriate, cost-effective, evidence-based services" from a list approved by the state Medicaid managed care advisory committee. Additionally, HHSC would be required to submit an annual report to the legislature on the number of times a service from the list included in the contract is used by a MCO.
Since this is a matter that does not concern liberty principles, Texas Action has a neutral stance towards SB 1177.