2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Healthcare Reform Study Initiative (language only)

Item 284 #1s

Item 284 #1s

Health and Human Resources
Secretary of Health and Human Resources


Page 232, line 8, prior to "1." insert "A".

Page 232, after line 32, insert:

"B.1.  The Chairmen of the House Appropriations, Senate Finance, House Health, Welfare and Institutions and Senate Education and Health Committees shall each appoint two members to a legislative study group to conduct an extensive review of health care system reform and make recommendations to their respective committees.  The study group shall include stakeholder representation and allow public input at appropriate times.  The study group shall be tasked with (i) identifying opportunities and options available  to address health care access and funding issues that builds on private sector systems and innovations, and that enhance economic opportunity and personal responsibility; (ii) building on innovative payment and delivery system reforms for both private and public sector programs that enhance healthcare value; (iii) strengthening the Commonwealth's health care cost and quality accountability systems to ensure they apply equally and effectively across all health care delivery settings; and (iv) coordinating with the appropriate policy committees of the House and Senate to identify reforms to healthcare regulatory programs, including Certificate of Public Need and health professional scope of practice constraints, to improve health system efficiency and innovation, while enhancing the quality of care.

2.  All agencies of the Commonwealth shall provide assistance with the work of the study group as needed."


(This amendment creates a legislative study group to review health care system reforms and make recommendations for consideration by the General Assembly.)