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First Substitute H.B. 370
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill amends the Utah Children's Health Insurance Act.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . establishes criteria for the bids for the health insurance proposals;
14 . requires the Children's Health Insurance Program to rebid the program at least once
15 every five years; and
16 . clarifies when the Children's Health Insurance Program may use the non-risk
17 bearing Public Employees Health Plan to provide services to the Children's Health
18 Insurance Program.
19 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
21 Other Special Clauses:
23 Utah Code Sections Affected:
25 26-40-110, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 53
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 26-40-110 is amended to read:
29 26-40-110. Managed care -- Contracting for services.
30 (1) [
31 in Section 26-40-106 , shall be delivered in a managed care system if the department determines
32 that adequate services are available [
33 resides. [
38 (2) (a) The department shall use the following criteria to evaluate bids from health
40 (i) ability to manage medical expenses, including mental health costs;
41 (ii) proven ability to handle accident and health insurance;
42 (iii) efficiency of claim paying procedures;
43 (iv) proven ability for managed care and quality assurance;
44 (v) provider contracting and discounts;
45 (vi) pharmacy benefit management;
46 (vii) an estimate of total charges for administering the pool;
47 (viii) ability to administer the pool in a cost-efficient manner;
48 (ix) the ability to provide adequate providers and services in the state; and
49 (x) other criteria established by the department.
50 (b) The dental benefits required by Section 26-40-106 may be bid out separately from
51 other program benefits.
52 (c) Except for dental benefits, the department shall request bids for the program's
53 benefits in 2008. The department shall request bids for the program's dental benefits in 2009.
54 The department shall request bids for the program's benefits at least once every five years
56 (d) The department's contract with health plans for the program's benefits shall include
57 risk sharing provisions in which the health plan must accept at least 75% of the risk for any
58 difference between the department's premium payments per client and actual medical
60 (3) The executive director shall report [
61 from the Health Advisory Council created in Section 26-1-7.5 [
66 (a) if the division receives less than two bids or proposals under Subsection (1) that are
67 acceptable to the division or responsive to the bid; and
68 (b) before awarding a contract to a managed care system.
69 (4) (a) The department shall award contracts to at least two responsive bidders if the
70 department determines that two or more bids are acceptable and meet the criteria of
71 Subsections (2)(a) and (d).
72 (b) The department may contract with the Group Insurance Division within the Utah
73 State Retirement Office to provide services under Subsection (1)[
74 (i) the department is not able to contract with at least two private carriers under
75 Subsection (4)(a);
76 (ii) the executive director seeks the recommendation of the Health Advisory Council
77 under Subsection (3); and
78 (iii) the executive director determines that either:
79 (A) at least two responsive bids were not received by the department; or
80 (B) less than two bids were acceptable to the department.
81 (c) In accordance with Section 49-20-201 , a contract awarded under Subsection (4)(b)
82 is not subject to the risk sharing required by Subsection (2)(d).
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