§ 40-8-29. Selective contracting.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of state law, the department of human services is authorized to utilize selective contracting with prior general assembly approval for the purpose of purchasing for Medicaid recipients shared living provider services, durable medical equipment and supplies, non-emergency transportation, and any other Medicaid services, when appropriate, in order to assure that all service expenditures under this chapter have the maximum benefit of competition, and afford Rhode Islanders the overall best value, optimal quality, and the most cost-effective care possible. Beneficiaries will be limited to using the services/products of only those providers determined in a competitive bidding process to meet the standards for best quality, performance and price set by the department in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
(b) For purposes of this section "selective contracting" shall mean the process for choosing providers to serve Medicaid beneficiaries based on their ability to deliver the best quality products or services, at the best value or price.
(c) To ensure all services allowable for Medicare reimbursement for beneficiaries who are dually eligible, selective contractors must be willing and able to accept Medicare.
(P.L. 2008, ch. 100, art. 17, § 7; P.L. 2009, ch. 68, art. 22, § 4; P.L. 2009, ch. 68, art. 23, § 2; P.L. 2009, ch. 69, § 4; P.L. 2010, ch. 23, art. 20, § 1.)