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Budget Committee on Health Care

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

1004 § 14 Study the nursing home survey process, including a review of federal, state, and local agency procedures and requirements that result in additional costs, duplicated procedures, and added regulations for nursing homes, and the potential for mitigating the impact of new mandated federal rules through collaboration between the State Department of Health and the Department of Human Services and the submission of waiver requests

1430 § 11 Study the value of medical assistance program use of benefit purchasing pools, preferred drug lists, and other pharmacy benefit management concepts, including the fiscal impact of the appeals and grievance process on existing programs

2012 § 16 Study the feasibility and desirability of establishing an advisory council for the medical assistance program of the Department of Human Services - Expanded by the Legislative Council chairman to include a review of Medicaid payments, access to services, and utilization

Receive report from the State Health Officer not later than September 30, 2004, regarding implementation of the community health grant program (NDCC § 23-38-02)

Receive annual report from the Board of Nursing on its study, if conducted, of the nursing educational requirements in this state and the nursing shortage in this state and the implications for rural communities (NDCC § 43-12.1-08.2, effective through September 30, 2006)

Receive annual report from the Department of Human Services describing enrollment statistics and costs associated with the children's health insurance program state plan (NDCC § 50-29-02)

Contract with a private entity, after receiving recommendations from the Insurance Commissioner, to provide a cost-benefit analysis of every legislative measure mandating health insurance coverage of services or payment for specified providers of services, or an amendment that mandates such coverage or payment (NDCC § 54-03-28)