Children, Families, Health, & Human Services Interim Committee

Committee to Review Bill Drafts on Developmental Disabilities Services

Committee: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on June 13, 2018

The Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee in May asked for draft legislation on a variety of topics affecting community services to people with developmental disabilities.

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Children and Families Committee Requests Bill Drafts for DD Study

Committee: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on May 17, 2018

The Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee in May asked for draft legislation on a variety of topics affecting community services to people with developmental disabilities.

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Committee to Focus on Options for DD Study

Committee: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on May 7, 2018

A legislative committee will consider several options for action on its study of community services for people with developmental disabilities when it meets in Helena on May 14.

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Interim Committee Narrows Focus of DD Study

Committee: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on April 6, 2018

A legislative committee decided last month to focus its study of services for adults with developmental disabilities on crisis services, direct-care worker wages, and the way in which services are reimbursed.

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Health Care Price Transparency Subcommittee Wraps Up Work

Committee: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on April 5, 2018

The subcommittee looking at transparency in health care pricing finished its work on March 21 by suggesting that state policymakers allow existing efforts in this area to evolve on their own. Members noted that the health care landscape is changing in ways that could make any efforts undertaken now obsolete within a few years.

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Committee to Consider DD Services, Medicaid, Health Care Transparency at Upcoming Meeting

Committee: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on March 14, 2018

A legislative committee will continue its study of community services for people with developmental disabilities by looking at programs and rate structures in other states when it meets March 22-23 in Helena.

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Health Care Price Transparency to Focus on Recommendations

Committee: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on March 13, 2018

A group looking at how to make health care prices more transparent will consider potential recommendations when it holds its final meeting in Helena on March 21.

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Health Care Price Transparency Panel Looks at Consumer Needs, Complexity of Price Information

Committee: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on February 21, 2018

A subcommittee of legislators and stakeholders looking at transparency in health care pricing focused in February on the types of price information that consumers want.

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Health Care Price Transparency Subcommittee to Look at Consumer Needs

Committee: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on February 8, 2018

A group reviewing transparency in health care pricing will consider the types of information that might be most useful to consumers when it meets in Helena on Feb. 16.

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Interim Committee Encourages Changes in DD Rate Structure, TCM Cuts

Committee: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on January 29, 2018

A legislative committee has asked the Department of Public Health and Human Services to talk with providers of community services for developmentally disabled people to hear their ideas on how to change the reimbursement rate structure and to see if they would accept reduced rates for providing targeted case management (TCM) services.

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Committee to Take Up Medicaid Expansion, DD, Prescription Drug Price Studies

Committee: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on January 10, 2018

A legislative committee will delve into topics ranging from Medicaid expansion to services for people with developmental disabilities and planned reductions in state health and human services spending when it meets Jan. 18-19 in Helena.

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Interim Committee Puts Provider Rate Rules on Hold

Committee: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on November 9, 2017

The Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee has formally objected to four proposed administrative rules that would have reduced the payments that many health care and human services providers receive for serving low-income or disabled individuals.

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Health Care Price Transparency Subcommittee Begins Work

Committee: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on October 4, 2017

A subcommittee of legislators and stakeholders has begun work on a study of transparency in health care pricing by setting out the purpose, topics, and goals of the study and hearing about factors influencing the cost of health care.

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Children and Families Committee to Start Studies, Review Medicaid Provider Rate Cuts

Committee: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on October 4, 2017

The Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee has delayed the adoption of administrative rules that would have reduced the rates paid to health care and human services providers.

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Children and Families Committee to Start Studies, Review Medicaid Provider Rate Cuts

Committee: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on September 1, 2017

The Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee will cover topics ranging from prescription drug costs to services for developmentally disabled adults to Medicaid funding and Medicaid provider rate cuts when it meets on Sept. 11.

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Members Named to Health Care Price Transparency Subcommittee

Committee: Children, Families, Health, & Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on August 9, 2017

Fifteen people have been selected to serve on a subcommittee that will examine matters related to transparency in health care pricing, the presiding officer of a legislative interim committee announced on Wednesday.

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Children and Families Committee to Focus on Health Care Changes, Agency Oversight

Committee: Children, Families, Health, & Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on July 10, 2017

The Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee agreed in June to focus much of its interim work on changes in state and federal law that could impact health care and human services in Montana.

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Children and Families Committee to Plan for Health Care, DD Studies

Committee: Children, Families, Health, & Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on June 20, 2017

The Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee will meet June 29 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 102 of the state Capitol building in Helena to plan for the studies and other activities it will undertake over the next 15 months.

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