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h_hie_2017a_2017-03-16t13:33:16z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/16/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-065



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment J) to Senate Bil

Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment K) to Senate Bil

Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment I) to Senate Bil

Refer Senate Bill 17-065, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

TIE

Pass Without Objection

PASS







03:44 PM -- SB 17-065



Representative Lontine presented Senate Bill 17-065 to the committee and presented a handout (Attachment H) and amendments L.010, L.007, and L,009 (Attachments I, J and K, respectively). The reengrossed bill creates the Transparency in Health Care Price Act. The act requires certain health care professionals and health care facilities, as defined by the bill, to make a single document available to the public that lists the direct pay prices for the most common health care services provided. Health care professionals and facilities must update the document at least annually and provide the document on request and electronically if a website exists. A health care provider who is a member of a professional corporation that contracts with a single health maintenance organization is not required to post a price list if the health maintenance organization does so on its website. The bill also mandates certain disclosures concerning the estimated nature of the prices listed for services and patient's financial responsibility if they are covered or not covered by insurance.



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Under the bill, health care professionals and facilities are not required to submit their direct pay prices to any government agency for review, unless otherwise specified by existing law. The bill does not provide any agency with the authority to approve, disapprove, limit, or change the direct pay prices disclosed by health care professionals or facilities. The bill also prohibits any person, entity, or health insurer from penalizing a person who pays directly for health care services.





04:12 PM --
Diane Robinson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:16 PM --
Amber Burkhart, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, testified in support of the bill.




BILL: SB17-065
TIME: 04:20:15 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment J) to Senate Bill 17-065. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Jackson
VOTE
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB17-065
TIME: 04:22:08 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment K) to Senate Bill 17-065. The motion failed on a 5-5 vote, .
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Beckman
No
Buckner
Yes
Covarrubias
No
Humphrey
No
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Landgraf
No
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
No
Esgar
Excused
Ginal
Yes
YES: 5 NO: 5 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: TIE


BILL: SB17-065
TIME: 04:25:09 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment I) to Senate Bill 17-065. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB17-065
TIME: 04:30:30 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-065, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 9-2.
SECONDED: Buckner
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Humphrey
No
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
No
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:38 PM



The meeting adjourned.










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

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