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H_PHC_2016A 03/11/2016 09:50:45 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES

Date: 03/11/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 09:50 AM to 11:42 AM
Conti
X
Danielson
X
Place: HCR 0107
Everett
X
Ginal
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Joshi
X
Representative Primavera
Landgraf
X
Leonard
X
This Report was prepared by
Moreno
X
Anne Wallace
Pettersen
*
Tyler
X
Windholz
X
Singer
X
Primavera
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1277

HB16-1321
Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Amended, Referred to Finance



09:51 AM -- HB 16-1277



Representative Lontine and Representative Landgraf, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1277 to the committee. The bill requires the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to give Medicaid clients 20-day advanced notice prior to suspending, terminating, or modifying a client's medical assistance benefits. The bill also extends the deadline for a client to appeal the intended action to 60 days after the date of the intended action, up from 30 days from the date of notice under current law. The bill also allows clients to request county dispute resolution before and after an appeal has been filed with HCPF at the state level.



09:54 AM



Representative Lontine explained amendment L.001 (Attachment A) to the committee.



160311 AttachA.pdf160311 AttachA.pdf



09:55 AM



Representative Landgraf commented on the bill.



09:56 AM



Representative Landgraf and Representative Lontine responded to questions from the committee. Representative Lontine discussed Medicaid client notices with the committee.





10:04 AM --
Peter Komlos-Hrobsky, Colorado Legal Services, testified regarding the bill. Mr. Komlos-Hrobsky responded to questions from the committee.



10:17 AM --
Allison Neswood, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.



10:21 AM --
Julie Reiskin, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Riskin responded to questions from the committee.



10:38 AM --
Emma Hudson, Alliance Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Hudson responded to questions from the committee.



10:40 AM --
Zach Lynkiewicz, HCPF, testified regarding the bill. Mr. Lynkiewicz responded to questions from the committee.



10:53 AM



Representative Lontine responded to questions from the committee.



10:56 AM



Representative Lontine continued to discuss amendment L.001 with the committee.



10:58 AM



Bill Zepernick, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to respond to questions about amendment L.001.

BILL: HB16-1277
TIME: 10:59:15 AM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Conti
Danielson
Everett
Ginal
Joshi
Landgraf
Leonard
Moreno
Pettersen
Tyler
Windholz
Singer
Primavera
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection









11:00 AM



Representative Landgraf and Representative Lontine gave concluding remarks. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1277
TIME: 11:03:44 AM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1277, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Singer
VOTE
Conti
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Joshi
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Leonard
No
Moreno
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Singer
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



11:05 AM -- HB 16-1321



Representative Young, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1321 to the committee. The bill directs HCPF to seek federal authorization to implement a Medicaid buy-in program for adults who are eligible to receive home- and community-based services under the Supported Living Services Medicaid waiver.



11:09 AM --
Marijo Rymer, The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



11:13 AM -- Allison Neswood, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.



11:16 AM --
Julie Reiskin, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Reiskin responded to question from the committee.



11:20 AM --
Emma Hudson, Alliance Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



11:24 AM --
Tyler Deines, HCPF, testified in support of the bill.



11:25 AM --
David DeNovellis, HCPF, testified regarding the bill and responded to questions from the committee.











11:26 AM



Representative Young commented on the bill.



11:27 AM



Representative Young discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment B) with the committee.



160311 AttachB.pdf160311 AttachB.pdf



11:29 AM



Bill Zepernick, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to respond to questions regarding amendment L.001.



11:31 AM



Zach Lynkiewicz, HCPF, and Mr. DeNovellis returned to the table to respond to questions.

BILL: HB16-1321
TIME: 11:36:17 AM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Conti
Danielson
Everett
Ginal
Joshi
Landgraf
Leonard
Moreno
Pettersen
Tyler
Windholz
Singer
Primavera
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





11:39 AM



Representative Young gave concluding remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1321
TIME: 11:40:14 AM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1321, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 10-3.
SECONDED: Danielson
VOTE
Conti
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Joshi
No
Landgraf
Yes
Leonard
No
Moreno
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Singer
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



11:42 AM



The committee adjourned.




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