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Relating to providing access to local health departments and certain health service regional offices under the Medicaid managed care program.
According to the Legislative Budget Board, no significant fiscal implication to the state is anticipated.
The agency is required to implement a provision of this Act only if the legislature appropriates
money specifically for that purpose. If the legislature does not appropriate money specifically
for that purpose, the agency may, but is not required to, implement a provision of this Act using
other appropriations available for that purpose.
SB 2021 would establish a separate provider type for local health departments, including health service regional offices acting in the capacity of local health departments, for purposes of enrollment as a provider for and reimbursement under the medical assistance program.
Since this is a matter that does not concern liberty principles, Texas Action has a neutral stance towards SB 2021.