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5132CB807661FE04872587E2007473AF Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB22-078

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Feb 7, 2022      
Location SCR 357



SB22-078 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

02:11:59 PM  

Senators Kirkmeyer and Ginal, Co-prime sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 22-078 that requires that a health-care provider with at least a ninety-five percent approval rate of prior authorization requests over the preceding 12 months have at least one alternative to prior authorization. The bill increases state expenditures on an ongoing basis.

02:22:26 PM  

Senators Ginal and Kirkmeyer responded to questions from the committee.

02:25:33 PM  

Senators Kirkmeyer and Ginal responded to additional questions from the committee.

02:26:34 PM  
Dr Emily Zadvorny, representing Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in support of the bill.
02:31:58 PM  

Dr. Zadvorny responded to questions from the committee.

02:37:13 PM  
Mr. Eric Speer, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
02:41:10 PM  
Amanda Massey, representing Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified to amend the bill.
02:42:39 PM  
Kelly Erb, representing Colorado Rural Health Center, testified in support of the bill.
02:45:53 PM  
Mr. Andrew Rose, representing COMBINE, testified to amend the bill.
02:55:02 PM  

Mr. Jonathan Buxton, representing Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Additional written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment C).

02:55:03 PM  

Senator Kirkmeyer introduced and explained amendment L.001 (Attachment D).



03:02:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D)
Moved Kirkmeyer
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:02:27 PM  

Senator Kirkmeyer introduced and explained amendment L.003 (Attachment E) and amendment L.004 (Attachment F)

03:02:32 PM  

Dr. Kyle Leggott, representing Colorado Medical Society, testified in support of the bill.



03:08:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment E)
Moved Kirkmeyer
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:15:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment F)
Moved Kirkmeyer
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:25:30 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-078, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kirkmeyer
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood No
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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