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201​​8 Bills of Interest

​High Priority Bills

HB 1268 – Rep. Donna Lichtenegger
Allows the Missouri Dental Board to issue dental faculty permits to individuals who are employed by accredited dental schools, colleges, or programs in Missouri

HB 1518 – Rep. J. Eggleston
Changes the laws regarding rates charged by health care providers.

HB 1904 – Rep. ​Nate Walker
Allows the Missouri Dental Board to issue dental faculty permits to individuals who are employed by accredited dental schools, colleges, or programs in Missouri.

SB 763 – Sen. David Schatz​
Establishes a workers’ compensation claims database

SB 852 – Sen. Wayne Wallingford
Insurance Provider Reform Bill. Requires insurance carriers to update their provider materials upon being notified of any changes.

Monitoring Bills

HB 1241 – Rep. Deb Lavender
Changes the laws regarding the management of certain state revenues by sweeping certain funds and lowering the senior property tax credit maximum

HB 1310 – Rep. Crystal Quade
Requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to promulgate regulations consistent with CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain

HB 1320 – Rep. Steve Roberts
Changes the laws regarding eligibility for MO HealthNet benefits.

HB 1473 – Rep. Gina Mitten
Requires certain individuals with prescriptive authority to complete four hours of continuing professional education in approved classes that provide training in prescribing controlled substances

HB 1576 – Rep. John D. Wiemann
Modifies provisions relating to administrative proceedings.

HB 1587 – Rep. Steve Helms
Creates new provisions of law related to professional registration.

HB 1588 – Rep. Steve Helms
Establishes a pilot program to allow MO HealthNet participants to receive services through direct primary care arrangements.

HB 1602 – Rep. Peter Merideth
Provides for the expansion of MO HealthNet services beginning January 1, 2019.

HB 1603 – ​Rep. Peter Merideth
Establishes the Missouri Care Plan within the MO HealthNet program to allow individuals who are not otherwise eligible for Medicaid to purchase coverage through the plan.

HB 1604 – ​Rep. Peter Merideth
Authorizes a tax credit for health care professionals serving in rural areas.

HB 1617 – ​Rep. Jason Barnes
Modifies provisions relating to telehealth.

HB 1619 – ​Rep. ​Holly Rehder  
Establishes the Narcotics Control Act

HB 1624 – ​Rep. Gina Mitten     
Provides for the expansion of MO HealthNet services beginning January 1, 2019.

HB 1644 – ​Rep. ​Chrissy Sommer     
Changes the laws regarding state agencies and departments by requiring the posting of information online that is published physically and making available the online submission of applications, forms, and payments.

HB 1659 – Rep. J. Eggleston 
Requires health carriers and health care providers to establish and participate in comparable health care service incentive programs.

HB 1710 – Rep. Derek Grier
Changes the law relating to recognizing licenses to practice occupations or professions issued by other states.

HB 1718 – Rep. ​William White
Modifies the law regarding health insurance adverse determination appeals.

HB 1740 – Rep. ​Alfred J. Wessels
Establishes the Narcotics Control Act.

SB 562 – Sen. David Sater   
Requires the Department of Social Services to apply for a global waiver for MO HealthNet

SB 575 – Sen. Wayne Wallingford
Provides that a managed care plan's network is adequate if the health carrier is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

SB 601 – Sen. Dave Schatz  
Modifies provisions relating to maximum medical fees under workers' compensation laws.

SB 611 – Sen. ​Andrew Koenig    
Modifies several provisions relating to taxation

SB 617 – Sen. ​​Bill Eigel
Modifies several provisions relating to taxation

SB 667 – Sen. Bob Onder
Increases the amount of the personal income tax cut and the business income deduction in current law

SB 713 – Sen. Jill Schupp
Provides for the expansion of MO HealthNet services beginning January 1, 2019

SB 731 – Sen. ​Scott Sifton
Provides for the expansion of MO HealthNet services beginning January 1, 2018.

SB 762  – Sen. ​Dave Schatz
Establishes the Narcotics Control Act.

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