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  S.B. No. 1829
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to maintaining and distributing certain Medicaid managed
  care directories.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 533, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 533.00751 to read as follows:
         Sec. 533.00751.  RECIPIENT DIRECTORY. The commission shall
  in accordance with a single source of truth design:
               (1)  maintain an accurate electronic directory of
  contact information for each recipient enrolled in a managed care
  plan offered by a Medicaid managed care organization under this
  chapter, including, to the extent feasible, each recipient's:
                     (A)  home, work, and mobile telephone numbers;
                     (B)  e-mail address; and
                     (C)  home and work addresses; and
               (2)  ensure that each Medicaid managed care
  organization and enrollment broker participating in the Medicaid
  managed care program update the electronic directory required under
  Subdivision (1) in real time.
         SECTION 2.  Section 533.0063(b), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (b)  A [Except as provided by Subsection (c), a] managed care
  organization is required to send a paper form of the organization's
  provider network directory for the program only to a recipient who
  requests to receive the directory in paper form.
         SECTION 3.  Section 533.0063(c), Government Code, is
  repealed.
         SECTION 4.  (a) The Health and Human Services Commission
  shall, in a contract between the commission and a managed care
  organization under Chapter 533, Government Code, that is entered
  into or renewed on or after the effective date of this Act, require
  that the managed care organization comply with Section 533.00751,
  Government Code, as added by this Act.
         (b)  The Health and Human Services Commission shall seek to
  amend contracts entered into with managed care organizations under
  Chapter 533, Government Code, before the effective date of this Act
  to require those managed care organizations to comply with Section
  533.00751, Government Code, as added by this Act. To the extent of
  a conflict between that section and a provision of a contract with a
  managed care organization entered into before the effective date of
  this Act, the contract provision prevails.
         SECTION 5.  If before implementing any provision of this Act
  a state agency determines that a waiver or authorization from a
  federal agency is necessary for implementation of that provision,
  the agency affected by the provision shall request the waiver or
  authorization and may delay implementing that provision until the
  waiver or authorization is granted.
         SECTION 6.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1829 passed the Senate on    
  April 26, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1829 passed the House on       
  May 18, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 136, Nays 1, two present
  not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor