DHS, legislature discuss PASSE program problems

DHS gives update on PASSE program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT/KARK) - The DHS and a legislature committee met on Monday to discuss the PASSE program.

Little Rock television station KARK reports that the Senate and House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs met with DHS to figure out next steps for the provider-led shared savings entity program.

Officials spoke Monday about the billing issues and provided an update on the increased number of reports and also answered questions from lawmakers.

“Over 50 percent approximately 58 percent of new applications have to go back at least one time," Janet Mann, Division of Medical Services Director, said. “Which is the reason we are wanting to move to online enrollment with the target date of January 1, of 2020.”

DHS workers said there is still a lot of work to do with lawmakers.

Copyright 2019 KAIT. All rights reserved.