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BEB11B78274020148725881A006C5D46 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB22-156

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 4, 2022      
Location SCR 357



SB22-156 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:50:49 PM  


Senator Kolker and Senator Fenberg, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate
Bill 22-156, which prohibits prepaid inpatient health plans from requiring
prior authorizations for certain services and from certain payment recoveries.

01:56:02 PM  
Senator Kolker and Senator Fenberg introduced and explained amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
01:58:00 PM  
Mrs. Michelle Lefco-Rockey,
representing Creekside Collaborative Therapy, testified in support of the
bill.



Steffanne Ferris, representing the Lighthouse Therapy Team, testified in
support of the bill.



Dr. Lisa Griffiths, representing self, testified in support of the bill.



Mrs. Kelly Bianucci, representing The Child and Family Therapy Center of
Denver, testified in support of the bill.



Committee members asked questions of the panel.
02:14:28 PM  
Manager Melissa Eddleman,
representing Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing -
Behavioral Health and Managed Care Section, testified in support of the
bill.



Mr. Andrew Rose, representing the Colorado Medicaid Behavioral Health Provider
Network, testified in support of the bill.



Committee members asked questions of the panel.

02:24:26 PM  
Moe Keller, representing
Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



Ms. Fiddler, representing self, testified on the bill.



Additional written testimony was provided to the committee (Attachment
B).


02:33:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Fields
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Buckner
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:34:17 PM  
Senator Kolker and Senator Fenberg provided closing remarks.
02:36:50 PM  
Committee members provided closing remarks.


02:37:47 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-156, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Fields Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Excused
Buckner Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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