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H_HIE_2017A 04/11/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT

Date: 04/11/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 11:02 AM to 01:00 PM
Beckman
X
Buckner
X
Place: HCR 0107
Covarrubias
X
Humphrey
*
This Meeting was called to order by
Jackson
*
Representative Ginal
Kennedy
X
Landgraf
X
This Report was prepared by
Lontine
X
Vanessa Conway
Ransom
X
Esgar
X
Ginal
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB17-203 Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





11:03 AM -- SB 17-203



Representatives Covarrubias and Kennedy presented Senate Bill 17-203 to the committee, along with a handout (Attachment A) and amendment L.019 (Attachment B). The reengrossed bill defines "step therapy" as a protocol that requires a covered person to use a prescription drug, or sequence of prescription drugs, other than the drug recommended by the covered person's health care provider, prior to the carrier providing coverage for the recommended drug. Under the bill, health insurance carriers are prohibited from requiring a covered person to undergo step therapy if the covered person has tried a step-therapy-required drug under his or her current or previous health benefit plan and use of the drug was discontinued due to a lack of efficacy or effectiveness, diminished effect, or an adverse event. A health insurance carrier or utilization review organization may request documentation from a patient or provider concerning a covered person's request to override a step therapy requirement. The bill does not preclude the use of prior authorizations for prescription drug coverage under a person's current health plan even if that drug was covered under a previous plan.



170411 AttachA.pdf170411 AttachA.pdf170411 AttachB.pdf170411 AttachB.pdf



11:21 AM --
Reese Garcia, representing the Rocky Mountain MS Center, testified in support of the bill.



11:24 AM --
Rebecca Gillett, representing the Arthritis Foundation, testified in support of the bill.















11:28 AM --
Mariah Leach, representing the Arthritis Foundation and Chronic Care Collaborative, testified in support of the bill.



11:48 AM --
Brandt Wilkins, representing the MS Society, testified in support of the bill.



11:56 AM --
Patrick Boyle, representing Express Scripts, testified against the bill if amended.



12:01 PM --
Charlie Sheffield, representing the Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified against the bill if amended.



12:04 PM --
Rachel Lee, representing CVS Health, testified against the bill if amended.

BILL: SB17-203
TIME: 12:41:47 PM
MOVED: Kennedy
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.019 (Attachment B) to Senate Bill 17-203. The motion passed on a vote of 8-3.
SECONDED: Covarrubias
VOTE
Beckman
No
Buckner
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Humphrey
No
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
No
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
YES: 8 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS


BILL: SB17-203
TIME: 12:54:32 PM
MOVED: Kennedy
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-203, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 8-3.
SECONDED: Covarrubias
VOTE
Beckman
No
Buckner
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Humphrey
No
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
No
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



01:00 PM



The meeting adjourned.


The House and Senate are temporarily adjourned.  The building is closed to the public.

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