HOUSE BILL No. 1653
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 12-15-11-7.
Synopsis: Medicaid services competitive bidding. Requires the office
of Medicaid policy and planning (office) to take specified action before
deciding to begin the competitive bid process for certain items and
services. Requires the office to ensure that: (1) the competitive bidding
procedure is open to all persons currently providing the item or service
for the Medicaid program; and (2) the bidding specifications are not
written to give an advantage to an out-of-state company.
Effective: July 1, 2009.
Austin, Brown C
January 16, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.
First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1653
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 12-15-11-7; (09)IN1653.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 12-15-11-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 7. (a)
The office may
seek competitive bids for the following items or services provided
(1) Prescribed drugs and services for state operated institutions.
(2) Physical therapy and other therapeutic services.
(3) Prescribed laboratory and x-ray services.
(4) Eyeglasses and prosthetic devices.
(5) Medical equipment and supplies.
(6) Transportation services.
(b) Before the office may begin the competitive bid process for
an item or service listed in subsection (a), the office shall do the
(1) Communicate with persons and companies that are
currently providing the item or service in the Medicaid
program to determine if the companies and persons are
capable of lowering the cost or increasing efficiency in
providing the item or service in the Medicaid program
without going through the competitive bidding process.
(2) Analyze the potential loss of jobs and tax revenue if the
Indiana companies or persons that are currently providing
the item or service are no longer allowed to provide the item
or service because of a competitive bid contract being
awarded to a company or person that does not have current,
substantial operations in Indiana.
(c) If the office decides to seek competitive bids after completing
the requirements under subsection (b), the office shall ensure that:
(1) the competitive bidding procedure is open to all companies
and persons that currently provide the item or service in the
Medicaid program; and
(2) the bid specifications are not written to give an advantage
to an out-of-state company.