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First Substitute H.B. 174
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill requires the Department of Health and the Department of Workforce Services
11 to study the state's Medicaid eligibility determination system.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . requires the study of the state's eligibility determination system for Medicaid to
15 determine whether consolidation of the system or privatization would create greater
16 efficiencies; and
17 . requires a report of the study to the Legislature's Health and Human Services
18 Interim Committee and the Social Services Appropriations Sub-committee prior to
19 October 20, 2011.
20 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
22 Other Special Clauses:
24 Utah Code Sections Affected:
26 26-18-3.3, Utah Code Annotated 1953
28 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29 Section 1. Section 26-18-3.3 is enacted to read:
30 26-18-3.3. Study of Privatization of eligibility determination.
31 (1) The department shall work with the Department of Workforce Services, the
32 Department of Human Services, and the Privatization Policy Board created in Section
33 63I-4-201 to study the state's eligibility determination system for the state Medicaid program in
34 accordance with this section.
35 (2) (a) The study shall include the state's eligibility determination system for the
36 following programs:
37 (i) the state Medicaid program;
38 (ii) the Utah Children's Health Insurance Program created under Chapter 40, Utah
39 Children's Health Insurance Act;
40 (iii) the Primary Care Network; and
41 (iv) the Utah Premium Partnership.
42 (b) The study shall include:
43 (i) the workflow and operations of the eligibility determination systems for the
44 programs described in Subsection (2)(a); and
45 (ii) efficiencies that may be obtained through:
46 (A) consolidation of the eligibility determination systems;
47 (B) privatization of the eligibility determination systems; and
48 (C) other technology or organizational solutions for the eligibility determination
50 (3) The department, the Department of Workforce Services, and the Privatization
51 Polity Board shall, prior to October 20, 2011, report to the Legislature's Health and Human
52 Services Interim Committee and to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee regarding
53 the findings of the study and any recommendations and options regarding the advantages and
54 disadvantages to the state in privatizing the eligibility determination system.
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