PA 17-33—SB 755

Public Health Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE COUNCIL ON MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OVERSIGHT

SUMMARY: This act eliminates the Council on Medical Assistance Program Oversight's (MAPOC) standing subcommittee on Medicaid cost savings.

Under prior law, the subcommittee studied and made annual recommendations to the council on evidence-based best practices concerning Medicaid cost savings. The subcommittee's first report was due to the council by January 1, 2015.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2017

BACKGROUND

MAPOC

MAPOC advises the social services commissioner on the planning and implementation of Medicaid programs and HUSKY B and monitors Medicaid care management initiatives. It also makes recommendations in a wide range of areas, such as the enrollment process, the sufficiency of Medicaid provider rates, and the benefits package for each of the affected programs.