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Relating to compliance with federal coding guidelines for certain divisions and offices within the Health and Human Services Commission.
According to the Legislative Budget Board, no fiscal implication to the state is anticipated.
SB 1458 would require the Health and Human Services Commission's Office of the Inspector General and HHSC's medical and utilization review appeals unit to comply with the federal coding guidelines adopted by the United States Department of Health and Human Services in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Privacy Act of 1996.
Since this is a matter that does not concern liberty principles, Texas Action has a neutral stance towards SB 1458.