As you may be aware, the 2017- 2018 General Appropriations Act, S.B. 1, 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017 (Article II, Department of State Health Services, Rider 37) requires the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to study the most effective way to bill private insurers for newborn screening kits. The study must include the feasibility of requiring DSHS to bill private insurers for the cost of newborn screening kits and of requiring private insurers to automatically update their payment rates for the cost of newborn screening kits based on panel changes.
In an effort to assess potential barriers for healthcare providers and to gain information that will be vital to the success of the feasibility study, DSHS is requesting that newborn screening providers and other stakeholders respond to the following questions by April 15, 2018.
If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Lee at email@example.com or 512-776-7158.