UPDATED: Timeline of Legislative and Administrative Reports and Deadlines for 2014 – 2015

This table is an updated version from last year (previous is here). Our consultant Alison Johnson created this 2/11/14.

Due Date

Reports Issued To Date

Mental Health Parity Report from the Department of Insurance on methods to check mental health parity compliance. The Insurance Department conducted a presentation to the Insurance and Public Health Committees on 1/30/14, available on CT-N.(PA 13-3) Report is available on the Insurance Department Mental Health Parity website here.
Emergency Departments and Medicaid Staff findings and recommendations from Program Review study on Hospital Emergency Department Use and Its Impact on the State Medicaid BudgetReport is available here.Program Review presented results on Jan. 31; presentation available on CT-N.
Youth & State Care Staff findings and recommendations from Program Review study on DCF Services to Prepare Youth Aging Out of State CareReport is available here.
Delivery of Health Care by School Nurses Report from new School Nurse Advisory Council on issues relating to school nurses, including delivery of health care services by school nurses. Due to DPH, SDE and the Education and Public Health Committees.  (PA 13-187) Report is available on the State Department of Education website here.

 

Due Date

Upcoming Action or Report

January 1(overdue reports) Report from the CEO of Access Health CT on plans for AHCT, including:

  • status of implementation and administration of All Payer Claims Database
  • whether to list dental benefits separately on the exchange’s website where a qualified health plan includes dental benefits.   (PA 13-247 – Section 142)

To be released on Feb. 20

DSS must assess the feasibility of expanding its Medicaid audit program, report findings to the Human Services and Appropriations committees. (PA- 13-293)Report is not available yet.
February 1 

 

Findings and recommendations from the Task Force To Study The Provision of Behavioral Health Services For Young Adults (especially for youth 16 to 25) due to General Assembly. As of 2/10, the Task Force has not yet scheduled a date to vote on the final recommendations. (PA 13-3)
February 1 Report by DPH, DCF and the existing School Based Health Center Advisory Committee on the provision of behavioral health services by school-based health centers in the state, if DPH receives private or federal funds for this purpose. Due to the Public Health Committee.  (PA 13-287)The committee was convened by DPH for the first time in December and recently had a second meeting. DPH has a draft report of committee activities that has not yet been submitted. DPH did not seek funds to conduct the behavioral health study.
February 4 State agencies must report on regulations that are outdated, unnecessarily burdensome, or ineffective. Report must offer a plan for elimination or modification of such regulations. Report due to Governor’s Office. TThe Governor’s office has posted hundreds of public comments received during a two-month review of state regulations, available here.
March 1 Possible release of Governor’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission final report?
March 31 First quarterly report by the Board of Access Health CT on health care services provided through AHCT with data relevant to the Basic Health Program. Due to the Public Health, Human Services and Insurance Committees.  (PA 13-74)
April 15 Interim report from DCF on status of implementation plan to meet children’s mental, emotional and behavioral health needs.  (PA 13-178)
May 7 Closing day of legislative session.
June 30 Second quarterly report by the Board of Access Health CT with data relevant to the Basic Health Program. Due to the Public Health, Human Services and Insurance Committees.  (PA 13-74)
For 2014-15school year DMHAS is required to administer, in consultation with the Department of Education, a mental health first aid training program. Participants must include all district safe school climate coordinators and may include teachers, school nurses, counselors, and other school employees at the discretion of each board of education. DMHAS must provide training for individuals appointed to serve as district safe school climate coordinators for the 2014-15 school year.  (PA 13-3)
July 1 Termination of Task Force To Study The Provision of Behavioral Health Services For Young Adults(unless there’s an extension)  (PA 13-3)
August 1 AHCT Analytics is expected to provide historical population level data (≥ 3 years) followed by monthly additions to data in the All Payer Claims Database. 
September 30 Task force findings and recommendations on effects of nutrition, psychotropic drugs, etc. on children’s mental, emotional, and behavioral health. Due to DCF and Children’s Committee. Task force then terminates.  (PA 13-178)
Third quarterly report by the Board of Access Health CT with data relevant to the Basic Health Program. Due to the Public Health, Human Services and Insurance Committees. (PA 13-74)
October 1 Final report from DCF on status of implementation plan to meet children’s mental, emotional and behavioral health needs.  (PA 13-178)
Report from Task Force on Childhood Obesity. Report due to Children’s Committee. (PA 13-173)
To extent private funding is available, report from Office of Early Childhood on status of public information and education campaign on children’s mental, emotional, behavioral health issues. Due to the Children’s and Public Health Committees.  (PA 13-178)
November 15 OPM must submit first annual report on its efforts to maximize alternative revenues. Due to the Finance, Appropriations, and Program Review Committees. (PA 13-294)
Open Enrollment begins in AHCT for coverage starting in 2015
December 1 Recommendations from Office of Early Childhood for implementing coordination of home visitation programs for vulnerable families with young children.  (PA 13-178)
December 30 Fourth quarterly report by the Board of Access Health CT on health care services provided through AHCT with data relevant to the Basic Health Program. Due to the Public Health, Human Services and Insurance Committees.  (PA 13-74)

 Deadlines for 2015

Due Date

Action or Report

January 1, 2015 DSS is required, in coordination with the Chief State’s Attorney and Attorney General, to annually submit a report on efforts in the previous fiscal year to prevent and control fraud, abuse, and errors in Medicaid payment and recover Medicaid overpayments. Each agency must post the report on its website. Due to the Human Services and Appropriations Committees. PA- 13-293
Early 2015 AHCT Analytics expected to provide next level of detail in the All Payer Claims Database, such as:

  • comparative information on cost for common procedures and estimates of individuals’ out-of-pocket costs
  • analytic tools such as groupers and risk adjustment
  • “before” and “after” analysis of effects of public policy changes, public health initiatives and marketplace
  • reports for consumers and tools that support provider selection
  • data extracts for state agencies.
October 1, 2015 Increased federal match for CHIP.
DCF must submit progress reports on status of implementation plan to meet children’s mental, emotional and behavioral health needs, along with any data-driven recommendations to alter or augment implementation.  (PA 13-178)