2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: O'Bannon
Co-Patron(s): Greason, Ingram, Stolle, Torian
Review of Policies Regarding Treatment of Obesity (language only)

Item 85 #2h

Item 85 #2h

Administration of Health Insurance


Page 67, after line 45, insert:

"H. The Director of the Department of Human Resource Management shall review the existing benefit for the treatment of obesity through recognized surgical procedures. The Director shall analyze the cost-effectiveness of eliminating, or reducing, waiting periods. The director shall also analyze the cost-effectiveness of expanding eligibility for surgical interventions. Additionally, the Director shall consider current data on surgical methods, equipment, and patient outcomes. In conjunction with the review, the Director shall meet with and solicit input from stakeholders. The Director shall report the results of the review and any recommended benefit changes to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees and to the Department of Planning and Budget by October 1, 2016.              


(This amendment is self-explanatory.)