Current law requires the department of health care policy and financing (state department) to establish a schedule for a review of provider rates paid under medicaid so that each provider rate is reviewed at least every 5 years and to provide the schedule to the joint budget committee (JBC). Beginning July 1, 2023, the act requires the state department to establish a schedule so that each provider rate is reviewed at least every 3 years and to provide the schedule to the medicaid provider rate review advisory committee (advisory committee) in addition to the JBC.
Current law authorizes the advisory committee or the JBC, by a majority vote, to direct the state department to conduct a review of a provider rate that is not scheduled for review during that year. Effective July 1, 2023, if the state department determines the request for an out-of-cycle review cannot be conducted, the act requires the state department to provide written notification to the advisory committee and the JBC within 30 days after the request is made stating the reasons the out-of-cycle request cannot be conducted.
Effective July 1, 2023, the act requires the state department to conduct a public meeting at least quarterly to inform the state department's review of provider rates.
Current law requires the advisory committee consist of 24 members. Effective December 1, 2022, the act decreases the advisory committee to 7 members and requires the members to have proven expertise related to medicaid in one or more specific areas. The advisory committee is currently scheduled to sunset September 1, 2025. The act moves the sunset to September 1, 2036.
On or before December 1, 2023, and each December 1 thereafter, the act requires the advisory committee to present to the JBC an overview of the provider rate review process, a summary of the provider rates that were reviewed, and the strategies for responding to the findings of the provider rate review.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)