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451099D0F60620BD872585220076A2F4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB20-173

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 5, 2020      
Location Old Supreme Court Chamber



SB20-173 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:35:56 PM  

Senator Sonnenberg, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-173. The bill directs the State Board of Medical Services (board) to adopt rules to increase Medicaid reimbursement for secure alternative care facilities (ACF) with higher staffing ratios in order to serve individuals requiring memory care. The board is directed to engage stakeholders to assist in determining the appropriate level of reimbursement to achieve the increases in capacity needed to serve the state's needs. The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) is directed to seek any federal authorization necessary to receive federal financial participation.

02:39:54 PM  
Colleen Casper, Colorado Nurses Association, testified in support of the bill.  Rachael Minore, Alzheimer's Association, testified in support of the bill.  Deborah Lively, Leading Age Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Leslie Mason, Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center, testified in support of the bill.  Shelly Griffith, Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center, testified in support of the bill.
02:51:35 PM  

The witness panel responded to questions.

02:57:50 PM  

Committee questions and discussions continued.

03:07:15 PM  

Eileen Doherty, Colorado Gerontological Society, testified in support of the bill.

03:11:10 PM  

Senator Sonnenberg responded to questions and made closing comments.



03:15:15 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-173 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Ginal Yes
Smallwood Yes
Winter Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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