House passes bill to create long-term care networks


The Alabama House has passed a bill that would establish integrated care networks to allow more Medicaid recipients to stay in their homes instead of nursing homes.

The House on Thursday passed the bill 98-0. The Senate unanimously passed the legislation earlier this month.

Republican state Sen. Greg Reed says the legislation could cut Medicaid costs by $1.5 billion over a decade.

Reed says the bill would allow more Medicaid recipients to receive home-based care.

The legislation is a continuation of Medicaid changes the Alabama Legislature passed in 2012 when it established regional care organizations.

Under the proposed legislation, Medicaid beneficiaries would be prohibited from participating in both a regional care organization and an integrated care network.

Republican state Rep. April Weaver sponsored the House version.

Republished with permission of The Associated Press.


Comments are closed.

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
%d bloggers like this: