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C5D1A4D0A455D990872583B500801B83 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1174

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Mar 6, 2019      
Location HCR 0107



HB19-1174 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


04:20:31 PM  
Representative Lontine recessed the committee.
04:46:36 PM  
Representative Lontine called the meeting back to order.
04:48:50 PM  

Representative Catlin and Representative Esgar, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1174 to the committee. The bill requires health care providers, facilities, and health insurance carriers to provide disclosures to consumers about the potential effects of receiving services from an out-of-network provider or at an out-of-network facility.  The bill also establishes reimbursement amounts for out-of-network providers who are providing services at an in-network facility or who are providing emergency services.  A handout was distributed to committee members (Attachment C).

04:49:58 PM  
Representative Lontine proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
04:52:08 PM  
Don Lombadi, Colorado Fire Chiefs, testified in support of
the bill with amendments.
04:55:12 PM  
Christopher Montera, Eagle County Health Service District, testified in opposition to the bill without amendments.
04:57:36 PM  
Adela Flores-Brenann, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.
05:01:31 PM  
Bill Lindsay, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:04:04 PM  

Commissioner Michael Conway, Division of Insurance, Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified in support of the bill.

05:07:12 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
05:36:31 PM  
Kara Veitch, Executive Director, Colorado
Department of Personnel and Administration, testified in support of the
bill.
05:39:03 PM  
Ray Jenning, Grand County EMS, testified in opposition to the bill without amendments.
05:42:16 PM  
Peg Burnette, Denver Health, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.
05:46:50 PM  

The witness panel responded to committee questions.  Representative Esgar responded to committee questions.

05:54:04 PM  
Dr. Anna Weyand, Colorado Society of Anesthesiologists,
testified in opposition to the bill.
05:56:16 PM  
Dr. Dave Downs, Colorado Medical Society, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:59:49 PM  
Dr. Bruce Waring, Colorado Medical Society, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:04:31 PM  
Dr. Nathaniel Hibbs, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:08:19 PM  
Amber Burkhart, Colorado Hospital Association, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.
06:10:37 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
06:39:35 PM  
Dr. Taj Kattapuram, Colorado Radiological
Society, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:42:05 PM  
Zoe Williams, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:45:57 PM  
Stephanie Wachman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:48:16 PM  
Chuck Woodard, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.
06:52:49 PM  
Bob Smith, Colorado Business Group on Health, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment D).
07:00:28 PM  

Brad Niederman, Colorado State Association of Health Underwriters, testified in support of the bill.

07:05:37 PM  

Nicholas Colglazier, Colorado Competitive Council, testified in support of the bill.

07:08:04 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
07:17:03 PM  
Ed Shackelford, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
07:19:58 PM  
Summer Westerbur, Colorado State Association of Health Underwriters, testified in support of the bill.
07:21:17 PM  
Jennifer Mello, Centura Health, testified
in support of the bill with amendments.
07:21:57 PM  
Dr. Margaret Ferguson, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
07:33:04 PM  
Bethany Pray, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
07:36:52 PM  
Marc Reece, Colorado Association of Health
Plans, testified in support of the bill.
07:40:24 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
07:49:36 PM  
Amendments L.012, L.013, L.014, L.017, L.018, L.019, L.021,
L.023, L.024, and L.025 were distributed to the committee members (Attachments
E to N).  Committee discussion ensued regarding the amendments.


07:55:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment E).
Moved Beckman
Seconded Mullica
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:01:01 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.021 (Attachment K) to amendment L.013 (Attachment F).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Buckner
Baisley Yes
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Mullica Yes
Soper Excused
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


08:01:40 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013, as amended (Attachment F).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Buckner
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Mullica
Soper Excused
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:04:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014 (Attachment G).
Moved Jackson
Seconded Titone
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Mullica
Soper Excused
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:05:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.017 (Attachment H).
Moved Titone
Seconded Mullica
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Mullica
Soper Excused
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:07:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.018 (Attachment I).
Moved Titone
Seconded Mullica
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Mullica
Soper Excused
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:08:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.019 (Attachment J).
Moved Mullica
Seconded Caraveo
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Mullica
Soper Excused
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:09:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.023 (Attachment L).
Moved Mullica
Seconded Buckner
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Mullica
Soper Excused
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:10:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.024 (Attachment M).
Moved Mullica
Seconded Titone
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Mullica
Soper Excused
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
08:10:01 PM  
A representative from the Colorado Consumer
Health Initiative came to the table to respond to committee questions regarding
the amendments.


08:13:36 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.025 (Attachment N).
Moved Beckman
Seconded Mullica
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Mullica
Soper Excused
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
08:13:37 PM  
Representatives Catlin and Esgar gave closing remarks on the bill.
08:18:54 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


08:32:42 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1174, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Titone
Seconded Mullica
Baisley Yes
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Mullica Yes
Soper Excused
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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