State Affairs
9:00 AM, Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Senate Chamber
Senator Robert Duncan
The committee will meet to take up the following:
The following portion of Interim Charge 2:  Assess the effectiveness
of pilot programs designed to encourage the use of clinical integration,
payments for good outcomes, use of best practices, focus on wellness and
prevention, and bundling of costs for episodes of care, and other health
care savings initiatives. Make recommendations for expanding the pilot
programs for use across all private and state sponsored health care,
including the Medicaid program, as a means to improve Texans' health and
provide more effective care that allows for assistance for the uninsured.
(SB 7, SB 8 and SB 10, 81st Legislature)
Interim Charge 9: Study the effect Texas hospital billing and collection
practices have on the uninsured’s and under-insured’s access to hospital
health care services, on the uninsured’s and under-insured’s economic
circumstances, and on medical debt recorded as bad debt on hospital books
and records. Assess whether hospital billing disparities involving pricing
discounts between the uninsured and insured exist and make
recommendations for any changes necessary.
*Public testimony will be limited to 3 minutes per person.*
*If submitting written testimony, please provide 20 copies to committee
staff prior to testifying.*
** See Committee Coordinator for previous versions of the schedule **