Bill to Improve Medicaid Cost Containment Efforts Advances

Apr 11th @ 8:24 am in News by Scott Staley

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The House of Representatives gave preliminary approval to House Bill 1196 yesterday. The bill improves the oversight and accountability of Colorado’s Medicaid coordinated care system.

Sponsored by state Rep. Amy Stephens, R-Monument, HB 1196 directs the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to biannually report to lawmakers on the current cost containment efforts of regional care providers and other collaborative organizations.

“Additional oversight of this process helps lawmakers ensure taxpayer dollars are spent efficiently and medical care is delivered responsibly,” Stephens said.

House Bill 1196 must pass a recorded vote in the House before it can be considered in the Senate.