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h_hie_2017a_2017-04-20t13:32:58z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/20/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-121



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-121 to the Committee on Appro PASS







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














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