THE SOCIAL WELFARE ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 280 of 1939
400.105f Michigan health care cost and quality advisory committee.
(1) The director of the department of community health and the director of the department of insurance and financial services shall establish a Michigan health care cost and quality advisory committee consisting of 8 or more members.
(2) The director of the department of community health, or his or her designee, and 1 department of community health staff member and the director of the department of insurance and financial services, or his or her designee, and 1 department of insurance and financial services staff member are members of the committee established in subsection (1). The chairs and minority vice chairs of the senate and house health policy committees or their designees are members of the committee. The committee members shall elect a chairperson and appoint additional members to the advisory committee established in subsection (1) necessary to perform the duties prescribed in this section.
(3) The advisory committee established in subsection (1) shall issue a report by December 31, 2014 with recommendations on the creation of a database on health care costs and health care quality in this state. This report shall be transmitted to the legislature and made available on the department of community health's and the department of insurance and financial services' websites. The advisory committee shall include in the report at least all of the following:
(a) A review of existing efforts across the United States to make health care cost and quality more transparent.
(b) A review of proposed legislation in this state to make health care cost and quality more transparent.
(c) A review of any existing standards governing the operation of similar databases.
(d) A consideration of both price and quality of health care services rendered in this state.
(e) Transparency and privacy issues.
(f) The possible impact of uncompensated care on commercial insurance rates.
(g) Other methods to accurately estimate the uncompensated care impact on commercial insurance rates.
(4) This section applies whether or not either or both of the waivers requested under section 105d are approved, the patient protection and affordable care act is repealed, or the state terminates or opts out of the program established under this section.
History: Add. 2013, Act 107, Eff. Mar. 14, 2014
Compiler's Notes: Enacting section 1 of Act 107 of 2013 provides:"Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not do either of the following:"(a) Authorize the establishment or operation of a state-created American health benefit exchange in this state related to the patient protection and affordable care act, Public Law 111-148, as amended by the federal health care and education reconciliation act of 2010, Public Law 111-152."(b) Convey any additional statutory, administrative, rule-making, or other power to this state or an agency of this state that did not exist before the effective date of the amendatory act that added section 105d to the social welfare act, 1939 PA 280, MCL 400.105d, that would authorize, establish, or operate a state-created American health benefit exchange."
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