Status Summary

04/14/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.  (Updated 4/23/21)

Legislative Session

2021

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Rep. Bustos, Cheri

This legislation will provide planning grants and technical assistance to state, local, and tribal governments to help them devise innovative, evidence-based approaches to coordinate services and improve outcomes and cost-effectiveness for those participating in Medicaid. The legislation will direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to convene a technical advisory council on the social determinants of health. The council will include program experts, state and local government officials, and community-based organizations. Up to $25 million in grants will be made available to state, local, and Tribal governments to develop Social Determinants Accelerator Plans, which target high-need Medicaid patients, identify key outcomes to be achieved through improved coordination of services, and includes a plan for linking data across programs to measure impacts of the new approach. The council will provide technical assistance to grantees.