MCQC

The mission of MCQC is to improve the quality of care and quality of life of residents in long-term care facilities and recipients of in-home care

Listed below is legislation currently pending in the 2014 Missouri Legislature (http://www.moga.mo.gov/indexnew.html). These bills may have an impact on senior citizens and handicapped individuals in Missouri. Please review the list if you are interested in any of these bills, please go to (add the website to find them) for further information on the bills. If you have concerns for or against the bill, please contact your State Representative or Senator and the sponsors of the bill. MCQC will update the information on the bills as to their status.

HB 1168 Butler, Michael

Update: HB 1168: in committee as of 3/3/2014

Changes the eligibility requirements for medical assistance under the MO HealthNet Program (LR# 4790L.01I)


HB 1062 Grisamore, Jeff

HB 1062: referred to rules as of 3/3/2014

Changes the laws regarding services for individuals with disabilities (LR# 4494H.01I)


HB 1113 Peters, Joshua

HB 1113: public hearing completed as of 3/3/2014

Allows a person 60 years of age or older to renew a nondriver's identification without being physically present at the license bureau under specified conditions(LR# 4414L.01I)


HB 1117 LaFaver, Jeremy

HB 1117: referred to Government Oversight and Accountability as of 3/3/2014

Changes the eligibility requirements for medical assistance under the MO HealthNet program (LR# 4647L.01I)

HB 1133 Engler, Kevin

HB 1133: passes and sent to the Senate as of 3/3/2014

Establishes the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Act (LR# 4620L.01I)


HB 1145 White, Bill

HB 1145: voted Do Pass as of 3/3/2014

Requires a health carrier to provide access to its standard fee schedules, prohibits a carrier from refusing to contract with any willing provider, and changes the requirements for provider referrals(LR# 4242H.02I)


HB 1146 White, Bill

HB 1146: public heading completed as of 3/3/2014

Establishes the Adult Health Care Consent Act that specifies a priority of persons who can make health care decisions for a person who has been certified as unable to consent to his or her own care(LR# 4239H.01I)


HB 1156 Lair, Mike

HB 1156: reported do pass as of 3/3/2014

Establishes a committee to assess the continuation of the Money Follows the Person Demonstration Program in order to help disabled or aging individuals transition from nursing facilities to community settings(LR# 4737H.01I)

HB 1168 Butler, Michael

HB 1168: referred to government oversight and accountability as of 3/3/2014

Changes the eligibility requirements for medical assistance under the MO HealthNet Program (LR# 4790L.01I)


HB 1173 Burlison, Eric

HB 1173: perfected 2/26/14 as of 3/3/2014

Establishes a statutory cause of action, replacing the common law action, for damages against a health care provider for personal injury arising out of the rendering of or failure to render health services(LR# 4634L.01I)


HB 1180 Gatschenberger, Chuck

HB 1180: public hearing completed as of 3/3/2014

Authorizes a homestead property tax exemption phased in over 15 years for certain individuals 65 years of age or older (LR# 4910H.01I)


HB 1223 Zerr, Anne

HB 1223: public hearing completed as of 3/3/2014

Changes the asset limits to qualify for MO HealthNet benefits to $5,000 for a single person and $10,000 for a married couple (LR# 5084H.01I)


HB 1239 Kelly, Chris

HB 1239: referred to government oversight and accountability as of 3/3/2014

Changes the income eligibility requirements for medical assistance under the MO HealthNet program (LR# 5152H.02I)


HB 1271 Molendorp, Chris

HB 1271: rules, reported do pass as of 3/3/2014

Specifies that no health insurance plan shall require an optometrist to provide services or materials at a fee limited by the plan unless the services are reimbursed as covered services(LR# 4271H.01I).


SB 553 Emery

SB 553: voted do pass as of 3/3/2014

Modifies the telephony requirement for certain home and community-based providers


SB 564 Chappelle-Nadal

SB 564: voted do pass as of 3/3/2014

Requires long-term care facilities to be encouraged to institute policies encouraging familial involvement in the well-being and support of its residents


SB 567 Chappelle-Nadal

SB 567: voted do pass first reading as of 3/3/2014

Modifies provisions relating to adult day care programs


SB 582 Rupp

SB 582: 2nd reading referred to veterans affairs and health committee as of 3/3/2014

Changes the asset limits to qualify for MO HealtNet benefits to $5,000 for a single person and $10,000 for a married couple


SB 589 Brown

SB 589: calendar senate bills and perfection as of 3/3/2014

Creates a statutory cause of action for damages against health care providers


SB 661 LeVota

SB 661: 2nd reading  referred to veterans affairs and health committee as of 3/3/2014

Provides for the expansion of MO HealthNet services beginning on January 1, 2015


SB 684 Holsman

SB 684: 2 reading referred to veterans affairs and health committee as of 3/3/2014

Requires hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers to report prices for most common procedures




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