Date Requested: January 29, 2015
Time Requested: 11:30 AM
Agency: Health and Human Resources, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1120 Introduced HB2468
CBD Subject: Health


FUND(S):

0403 and 8722

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.


    The purpose of this bill is to provide that neither the state nor any county may reimburse any person or entity for transporting any person to schedule, arrange or procure an abortion.
    The fiscal impact the Department of Health and Human Resources, if any, can not be determined from the information currently available (please see Memorandum section below).
    



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2015
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2016
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    



Memorandum


    Non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) is an available service under the West Virginia Medicaid program, however the underlying purpose of the transportation is not a data element that is maintained for that service. Additionally, starting in October 2014 the Department began using a transportation broker for NEMT services, under which a monthly rate is paid per member to the broker and the broker is responsible to pay for members' individual trips for NEMT. The Department does not have a reliable method to differentiate transportation services which would have been paid that were related to abortion services (if any) from other medical services to estimate the potential impact to NEMT expenditures. If the legislation were implemented it would require administrative changes to require identification of the purpose of transportation in order to deny NEMT related to abortion services, however the fiscal impact of such changes (if any) can not be determined with the information available.
    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Karen L.Bowling
    Email Address: karen.l.bowling@wv.gov