HB 2978 – West Virginia

Status: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2019
Link: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/Bills_history.cfm?input=2978&year=2019&sessiontype=RS&btype=bill

Improving the quality of West Virginia’s Medicaid program: A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §9-10-1, §9-10-2, §9-10-3, §9-10-4, §9-10-5, §9-10-6, and §9-10-7, all relating to improving the quality of West Virginia’s Medicaid program; establishing a pilot program to implement smart health cards for the transmission of healthcare related information for certain Medicaid beneficiaries between the Department of Health and Human Resources and public and private healthcare providers; defining terms; establishing the Smart Health Card Medicaid Pilot Program; providing implementation date for pilot program; outlining goals of the pilot program; setting forth the requirements for establishing the pilot program; setting forth cybersecurity procurement requirements for vendors who provide technology and services relating to the pilot program; setting forth the requirements of the smart health card; restricting disclosure of health information to the same extent as federal HIPAA requirements; establishing annual reporting requirement to the Legislative Committee on Health and Human Resources Accountability; and providing for a sunset clause of June 30, 2024.

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