SB 2086

86(R) - 2019
Senate Health & Human Services
Senate Health & Human Services

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
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Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

Bill Caption

Relating to a single Internet portal or equivalent electronic system through which Medicaid providers may submit and receive information.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for SB2086, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a negative impact of ($5,451,549) through the biennium ending August 31, 2021.

The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill. 

Bill Analysis

SB 2086 would require the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), using existing resources, to consolidate each electronic or Internet portal operated or maintained by HHSC into a single Internet portal. HHSC shall ensure the single Internet portal meets the requirements of a portal described by other sections of code and allow for managed care organizations (MCOs) to connect with the portal. It would also require HHSC to implement a method that allows a provider to access the portal both directly and through a MCO's website.

Additionally, this bill would allow a provider in a MCO's network to continue to use a provider portal made available by the MCO that is interoperable with the single Internet portal or equivalent electronic system, rather than access the single Internet portal or equivalent electronic system directly.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Since this is an administrative matter that does not concern liberty principles, Texas Action has a neutral stance towards SB 2086.