House File 247 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 247 BY COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 62) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the establishment of an asset verification 1 system for the medical assistance program, and including 2 effective date provisions. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 1656HV (3) 86 pf/nh
H.F. 247 Section 1. MEDICAID PROGRAM —— ASSET, INCOME, AND IDENTITY 1 VERIFICATION. The department of human services shall issue a 2 request for proposals to contract with a third-party vendor to 3 establish an electronic asset, income, and identity eligibility 4 verification system for the purposes of compliance with 42 5 U.S.C. §1396w requiring determination or redetermination of 6 the eligibility of an individual who is an applicant for or 7 recipient of medical assistance under the Medicaid state plan 8 on the basis of being aged, blind, or disabled in accordance 9 with 42 U.S.C. §1396w. The third-party vendor selected shall 10 be able to demonstrate in writing its current relationships 11 or contracts with financial institutions in the state and 12 nationally. Participation by financial institutions in 13 providing account balances for asset verification shall remain 14 voluntary. 15 Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE UPON ENACTMENT. This Act, being deemed of 16 immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment. 17 EXPLANATION 18 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 19 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 20 This bill directs DHS to issue a request for proposals to 21 contract with a third-party vendor to establish an electronic 22 asset, income, and identity eligibility verification system to 23 comply with a federal requirement to determine and redetermine 24 the eligibility of certain categories of persons for Medicaid. 25 The bill takes effect upon enactment. 26 -1- LSB 1656HV (3) 86 pf/nh 1/ 1