Legislature(2003 - 2004)

02/26/2003 01:35 PM HES

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                SB 41-MEDICAID COSTS AND CRIMES                                                                             
CHAIR FRED DYSON announced SB 41 to be up for consideration.                                                                    
SENATOR LYDA GREEN, sponsor, said  that because of concerns about                                                               
the  increasing cost  of Medicaid  and the  increasing number  of                                                               
fraudulent  claims,  the  administration and  the  Department  of                                                               
Health, Education  and Social Services  (DHSS) want to  get input                                                               
on this bill. She said she  would come back to the committee with                                                               
a new committee substitute (CS) to the sponsor substitute.                                                                      
CHAIR DYSON  asked if there  were any objections to  adopting the                                                               
sponsor substitute  to SB 41,  version 23-LS020\A. There  were no                                                               
objections and it was so ordered.                                                                                               
MR. ELMER LINDSTROM, Special Assistant,  Department of Health and                                                               
Social Services, said this issue  was a priority for the governor                                                               
and DHSS.                                                                                                                       
CHAIR DYSON said SSSB 41 would  be set aside for further work and                                                               
a hearing at a later date.                                                                                                      

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