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718149A0D710921F87258AE600621535 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB24-168

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 20, 2024      
Location SCR 357



SB24-168 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

11:51:22 AM  
Senators Roberts and Simpson, primary bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 24-168 which requires the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to reimburse outpatient facilities for telehealth remote patient monitoring services, award grants for facilities to purchase equipment for telehealth remote monitoring, and cover continuous glucose monitors for Medicaid members.

Committee members asked the bill sponsors questions.

Brendan Feng, representing Legislative Council Staff - Fiscal Analyst, joined the committee to answer questions about the fiscal note.

12:06:33 PM  
Kelly Erb, representing
Colorado Rural Health Center, testified in support of the bill.



Ms. Erb distributed
a publication that may be accessed via the following link:
https://coruralhealth.org/snapshot-of-rural-health



Rebecca Daniels, representing San Luis Valley Health, testified in support
of the bill.



Jayden Miracle, representing Melissa Memorial Hospital, testified in support
of the bill.



Tamara Laws, representing Melissa Memorial Hospital, testified in support
of the bill.



Dr. Blake McLaughlin, representing Sterling Regional Medical Center, testified
in support of the bill.
12:19:07 PM  
Ms. Christine Fallabel, representing The American Diabetes Association, testified in support of the bill.

Dr. Tracy Hofeditz, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Karla Saffer, representing Wray Community District Hospital & Clinic, testified in support of the bill.

12:30:21 PM  
Dr. Emily Kosirog, representing themself, testified to amend the bill.

Ms. Erin Meschke, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.

Dr. Sean Oser, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.

12:36:59 PM  
Mr. Andrew Davis, representing Intermountain Health and the Colorado Hospital Association, testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Katherine Stephens-Bogard MS RDN BC-ADM CDCES, representing American Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists, CO community, testified in support of the bill.

Adela Flores-Brennan, representing Colorado Health Care Policy and Financing Department, was available to answer committee questions.

Additional written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment C).

12:41:57 PM  
Senator Roberts explained
amendment L.001 (Attachment D).


12:42:19 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Michaelson Jenet
Mullica
Rich
Smallwood
Will
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:42:34 PM  
Senator Roberts discussed amendment L.002 (Attachment E).


12:42:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment E).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Michaelson Jenet
Mullica
Rich
Smallwood
Will
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:43:15 PM  
Senator Roberts discussed
amendment L.003 (Attachment F).


12:43:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment F).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Michaelson Jenet
Mullica
Rich
Smallwood
Will
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:43:28 PM  
Senator Roberts discussed
amendment L.004 (Attachment G).


12:43:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment G).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Michaelson Jenet
Mullica
Rich
Smallwood
Will
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:44:25 PM  
The primary bill sponsors provided closing remarks.
12:46:39 PM  
Committee members provided closing remarks.


12:51:54 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 24-168, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Cutter Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Mullica Yes
Rich Yes
Smallwood Yes
Will Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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