CSHB 260(HSS): "An Act relating to preventive care services for medical assistance recipients; and providing for an effective date."
00 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 260(HSS) 01 "An Act relating to preventive care services for medical assistance recipients; and 02 providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 47.07 is amended by adding a new section to read: 05 Sec. 47.07.047. Preventive care services. (a) The department shall provide 06 services and opportunities to enable eligible medical assistance recipients to receive a 07 full range of preventive care services that are coordinated and that are provided in the 08 least restrictive and most home-like environment. The services must include 09 (1) coordination by a primary care provider; 10 (2) use of evidence-based practice guidelines; 11 (3) patient education; 12 (4) specialty referral and provider collaboration; 13 (5) routine health assessments; 14 (6) outcome assessment and measurement;
01 (7) other preventive services identified by the department in regulation. 02 (b) To implement (a) of this section, the department may contract with 03 qualified entities or providers to provide preventive care services that include medical 04 home-based services and programs of alternative care for the elderly. 05 (c) The department may provide services required under (a) of this section 06 under a waiver, in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 1396 - 1396p (Title IX Social Security 07 Act), this chapter, and regulations adopted under this chapter, if the department 08 (1) finds that providing the services under a waiver is the most cost- 09 effective and cost-efficient method of providing the services; 10 (2) receives appropriations allocated for that purpose; and 11 (3) receives approval from the federal government for the waiver. 12 (d) The department shall evaluate the projected and actual savings resulting 13 from implementation of this section and provide an annual report to the legislature 14 describing the services provided, participant outcomes, costs, and savings. 15 (e) The department shall establish measures that include medical, social, and 16 economic components for the services provided under this section. The measures shall 17 be used in evaluating outcomes and savings for purposes of reporting under (d) of this 18 section. 19 * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 20 read: 21 FEDERAL MEDICAL ASSISTANCE APPROVAL; NOTIFICATION. (a) The 22 Department of Health and Social Services may apply for a waiver from the United States 23 Department of Health and Human Services to provide preventive services to medical 24 assistance recipients under AS 47.07.047, enacted by sec. 1 of this Act. 25 (b) On or before July 1, 2011, the commissioner of health and social services shall 26 notify the revisor of statutes of the approval or denial of a waiver applied for under this 27 section. 28 * Sec. 3. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 29 read: 30 PREVENTIVE CARE SERVICES; REGULATIONS. The Department of Health and 31 Social Services may adopt regulations necessary to implement AS 47.07.047, enacted by sec.
01 1 of this Act. The regulations take effect under AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act) but 02 not before the effective date of sec. 1 of this Act. 03 * Sec. 4. Sections 2 and 3 of this Act take effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).