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H_HIE_2017A 04/20/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT

Date: 04/20/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:32 PM to 04:20 PM
Beckman
X
Buckner
*
Place: HCR 0107
Covarrubias
X
Humphrey
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Jackson
X
Representative Ginal
Kennedy
X
Landgraf
X
This Report was prepared by
Lontine
X
Vanessa Conway
Ransom
X
Esgar
*
Ginal
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB17-121

SB17-091

SB17-202
Referred to House Appropriations

Referred to House Appropriations

Referred to House Appropriations





01:34 PM -- SB 17-121



Representatives Landgraf and Danielson presented Senate Bill 17-121 to the committee, along with a handout (Attachment A). This reengrossed bill requires the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to engage in an ongoing process to improve Medicaid client correspondence that are revised or created after January 1, 2018. The bill specifies a number of criteria that must be included in client correspondence.



170420 AttachA.pdf170420 AttachA.pdf



Subject to available appropriations and receipt of federal financial participation, the bill requires HCPF to electronically provide detailed, client-specific information on household composition, income, and assets if relevant to an eligibility determination. Additionally, HCPF may engage with experts in written communication and plain language to test client correspondence against the criteria in the bill. During its annual SMART Act hearing, HCPF must report on its process for improving Medicaid client correspondence.





01:42 PM --
Julie Reiskin, representing Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.





01:45 PM --
Mary Housley, representing North West Colorado Center for Independence, testified in support of the bill.



01:58 PM --
Mark Greenberg, representing Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment B).



170420 AttachB.pdf170420 AttachB.pdf



02:09 PM --
Charlotte Morgan, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:14 PM --
Zack Lynkiewicz, representing HCPF, answered committee questions.



02:18 PM --
Jesus Loayza, representing All Families Deserve a Chance Coalition, testified in support of the bill.



02:21 PM --
Aubrey Hasvold, representing Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified in support of the bill.



02:23 PM --
Jeanette Hensley, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.



02:27 PM --
Donna Sablan, representing Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.



02:29 PM --
Connie Rettig, representing Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.



02:33 PM --
Neliza Nobles, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:36 PM --
Vivian Stovall, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:41 PM --
Jack Regenbogen, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.







02:45 PM



Representatives Danielson and Landgraf wrapped up their presentation to the committee.

BILL: SB17-121
TIME: 02:47:44 PM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-121 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 10-0, with one excused.
SECONDED: Jackson
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Humphrey
Yes
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Esgar
Excused
Ginal
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:02 PM -- SB 17-091



Representative Ginal presented Senate Bill 17-091 to the committee. The bill removes the requirement that home health services under Medicaid be provided in a client's place of residence.





03:09 PM --
Gretchen Hammer, representing the Department of Health Care Policy and Finance (HCPF), testified in support of the bill.



03:19 PM --
David Bolin, representing AOI Homecare, testified in support of the bill.



03:25 PM --
Jennie Harrington, representing the Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:28 PM



Gretchen Hammer returned to answer committee questions.



03:30 PM -- Julie Reiskin, representing Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.



03:32 PM --
Jeanette Hensley, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.











03:34 PM --
Joan LaBelle, representing Association of Colorado Centers for Independent Living, testified in support of the bill.



03:35 PM --
Janice McIntosh, representing the Center for People with Disabilities, testified in support of the bill.



03:38 PM --
Betsy Murray, representing Home Care Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:40 PM



Representative Ginal wrapped up her presentation to the committee.

BILL: SB17-091
TIME: 03:43:46 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-091 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 7-2, with two excused.
SECONDED: Kennedy
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Humphrey
No
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Landgraf
Excused
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
No
Esgar
Excused
Ginal
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 2 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:49 PM -- SB 17-202



Representative Esgar presented Senate Bill 17-202 to the committee. This bill appropriates $1.5 million from the Species Conservation Trust Fund for programs submitted by the Director of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that are designed to conserve native species that have been listed as threatened or endangered under state or federal law, or are likely to become candidate species as determined by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The funds appropriated are available in FY 2017-18 and remain available for the designated purposes until they are fully expended.



03:55 PM --
Doug Krieger, representing Colorado Parks and Wildlife, testified in support of the bill.



03:59 PM --
David Klute, representing Colorado Parks and Wildlife, testified in support of the bill.













04:03 PM --
Michelle Garrison, representing the Colorado Water Conservation Board, testified in support of the bill.



04:08 PM



Doug Krieger returned to answer committee questions.



04:12 PM --
Dianna Orf, representing the Colorado Water Congress and the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



04:15 PM



Representative Esgar wrapped up her presentation to the committee.

BILL: SB17-202
TIME: 04:18:45 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-202 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 9-1, with one excused.
SECONDED: Lontine
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Humphrey
No
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Landgraf
Excused
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 1 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



04:20 PM



The meeting adjourned.


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