HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Ty Cullen

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 24, 2012

TIME:

3:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 6

 

HB 2676, HD1

(HSCR497-12)

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Appropriates funds for the Department of Human Services to restore staff positions on Maui, Lanai, and Molokai that were eliminated during the 2010-2011 fiscal year. Makes an appropriation for six full-time medicaid eligibility workers. Makes an appropriation for physician positions that are essential and critical in serving the needs of Medicaid patients. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 2189, HD1

(HSCR343-12)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Requires medicaid home and community-based waiver programs to allow family members hired and directed by the waiver program individual to provide specific approved in-home care services to the individual. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 2448, HD2

(HSCR635-12)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Establishes a formula for calculating the amount to be contributed by the State, towards a claimant's attorney's fees and costs, in lieu of recovering the full amount. Defines the term "medical institution". Clarifies that the lien amount in the Notice of the Lien sent by the Department of Human Services for reimbursement of Medicaid benefits shall be presumed to be valid. Effective January 7, 2059.

 

HUS, JUD, FIN

HB 1689, HD1

(HSCR572-12)

Status

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE.

Implements the long-term care partnership program, allowing individuals to qualify for medicaid coverage for continued long-term care prior to exhausting their assets. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 1724

(HSCR231-12)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires the department of human services to: (1) Provide medicaid presumptive eligibility to patients who have been waitlisted for long-term care; (2) Conduct a study of a computerized medicaid applications system to address inefficiencies and other problems associated with processing medicaid applications; and (3) Submit findings and recommendations to the legislature regarding costs and other issues related to medicaid presumptive eligibility. Appropriates funds to cover the costs of any reimbursements made to providers or plans for services that are provided during the time waitlisted patients are enrolled but are eventually determined to be ineligible. Effective July 1, 2012, and repealed on June 31, 2017.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 2415, HD1

(HSCR501-12)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Requires certain medicaid recipients to pay a copayment for prescription drugs covered under the recipients' medicaid benefits in accordance with a system developed by the Department of Human Services. Requires the Department of Human Services to seek the approval of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services prior to the establishment and implementation of such a system.

 

HUS, FIN

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair