Frank Pallone

HR.5364 - Chip Extension And Improvement Act Of 2014

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7/31/2014--Introduced. CHIP Extension and Improvement Act of 2014 - Revises and extends through FY2019 at generally increased levels the program under title XXI (State Children's Health Insurance) (CHIP) of the Social Security Act (SSA), and adjusts CHIP allotment requirements accordingly, including the rebasing and growth factor update rules for computing state allotments. Makes appropriations for certain allotments. Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make payments to shortfall states from the Child Enrollment Contingency Fund in each of FY2016-FY2019. Amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to minimum essential coverage for a targeted pregnant low-income woman under CHIP, to exclude from such coverage, at a woman's option, pregnancy-related assistance. Directs the Secretary to issue regulations to ensure continuity of care for children who: (1) are undergoing an active course of treatment; and (2) involuntarily change coverage under health insurance, the state plan under Medicaid (SSA title XIX), or the state child health plan under CHIP during such course of treatment for any reason. Amends SSA title XIX to allow a state Medicaid plan to provide that an adult determined eligible for Medicaid benefits shall remain eligible for those benefits until the end of a period (not to exceed 12 months) following the determination. Makes permanent the express lane option and the CHIP outreach and enrollment grant program. Gives states the option to extend express lane Medicaid eligibility to adults. Makes permanent the program of grants to conduct outreach and enrollment efforts designed to increase the enrollment and participation of eligible children under CHIP. Requires each contract with a managed care entity under Medicaid to require the provision of and payment for language services for enrolled individuals who are limited English proficient. Prescribes additional cost-sharing requirements under CHIP. Amends SSA titles XIX and XXI to cover preventive services for children or pregnant women without cost-sharing. Amends SSA title XIX to cover newly approved vaccines within 30 days after the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices approves them. Treats CHIP-eligible children as federally vaccine-eligible children. Extends Medicaid coverage of primary care services through calendar 2019, and expands the types of physicians and health care practitioners eligible for reimbursement for providing such services. Amends SSA title XI to extend the pediatric quality measures program through calendar 2019. Revises the federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP, or federal matching rate) for activities related to pediatric quality measures. Extends the technical assistance provided to states in adopting and utilizing certain core sets of child health measures to assistance in building their data collection infrastructures as well. Revises requirements for initial core measures. Directs the Secretary to report to Congress on the core set of child health quality measures. Modifies and extends through FY2019: (1) the demonstration projects for improving the quality of children's health care and the use of health information technology, and (2) funding for childhood obesity demonstration projects. Amends SSA title V (Maternal and Child Health Services) to extend funding through FY2019 for maternal, infant, and early childhood home visiting programs. Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to extend through calendar 2019 the Pediatric Accountable Care Organization Demonstration Project. Amends SSA title XIX to cover therapeutic foster care services.

Referred To The Subcommittee On Health.
August 1st 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Referred To House Ways And Means
July 31st 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Referred To House Energy And Commerce
July 31st 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Referred To The Committee On Energy And Commerce, And In Addition To The Committee On Ways And Means, For A Period To Be Subsequently Determined By The Speaker, In Each Case For Consideration Of Such Provisions As Fall Within The Jurisdiction Of The Committee Concerned.
July 31st 2014 @ 12:00 AM

H.R. 5364 - CHIP Extension Act of 2014, sponsored by Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), would extend the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for four years, through September 2019, as well as make a number of improvements to the program. 

Erin Carson, Lead Analyst
Wednesday September 3rd 2014

H.R. 5364 - the CHIP Extension Act of 2014, would extend the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through September 2019. States are required to maintain their CHIP efforts through the date, and the bill would provide continued federal funding throughout that time. The bill would also provide states with incentives to strengthen CHIP programs by enacting initiatives to enroll uninsured children, increase dental care access, and improve services for pregnant women. Without an extension, CHIP funding will expire on September 30, 2015, leaving states without federal funds to provide children access to the specific care, services, and networks that CHIP provides.  The Senate companion bill is S. 2461, sponsored by Sen. John D. Rockefeller (D-WV).

Erin Carson, Lead Analyst
Wednesday September 3rd 2014
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