FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: February 01, 2018
Time Requested: 01:54 PM
Agency: Health and Human Resources, WV Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1753 Introduced SB450
CBD Subject:


FUND(S):

0407 - CENTRAL OFFICE GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE FUND

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Increases Existing Expenses



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    The purpose of this bill is to require the collection and analysis of data relating to the delivery of pregnancy termination services through the West Virginia Medicaid Program. This bill would require health care providers seeking reimbursement for pregnancy termination services to submit reports for each instance of service identifying the health, social, and economic factors contributing to the decision to terminate a pregnancy. The Department of Health and Human Resources would be required to analyze the data and make regular reports to the Governor and the Legislature.
    The estimated cost for the data collection and analysis would be $90,268 for FY2019 and $89,068 ongoing for personal services and benefits for one position and current expense.
    The position will be needed to design and develop a web-based, fill-in reporting form that will be available on the department's website for provider use; develop a tracking mechanism for collection of data; conduct research and analyze data; review reporting forms prepared and submitted by providers for content; and create required analytical reports. Existing data entry staff will be utilized to enter information and data received from providers into the tracking system at no additional cost.
    



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2018
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2019
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 90,268 89,068
Personal Services 0 88,268 88,268
Current Expenses 0 2,000 800
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):


    The personal services cost for FY2019 and ongoing is estimated at $88,268, made up of the FTE salary of $63,048 and 40% benefits of $25,220 ($63,048 x 40%).
    The current expense for FY2019 and ongoing is estimated at $2,000, which includes telephone service ($600), office supplies ($200), and the one time cost for computer ($800), and printer ($400).
    



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Bill J. Crouch
    Email Address: Bill.J.Crouch@wv.gov