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h_phc_2017a_2017-04-18t13:35:22z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/18/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1139



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES


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03:03 PM -- HB 17-1139



Representative Michaelson Jenet and Representative Landgraf, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1139 to the committee and distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment C). The bill subjects a provider of medical services to a civil monetary penalty if the provider improperly bills or seeks collection from a Medicaid recipient or their estate. It also allows the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to require a corrective action plan from any provider where substantial non-compliance or quality issues are identified. Additionally, under this bill HCPF can temporarily suspend a provider's enrollment in Colorado's Medicaid program for a defined period of time.



170418 AttachC.pdf170418 AttachC.pdf



03:11 PM --
Alfred Gilchrist, Colorado Medical Society, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Gilchrist responded to questions from the committee.



03:16 PM --
John Conklin, Colorado Medical Society, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Conklin responded to questions from the committee.



03:23 PM --
Jennifer Goodrum, Colorado Dental Association, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Ms. Goodrum responded to committee questions.



03:32 PM --
Donna Kellow, HCPF, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Kellow responded to committee questions.



03:36 PM --
Zach Lynkiewicz, HCPF, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Lynkiewicz responded to committee questions.



03:56 PM --
Tom Massey, HCPF, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Massey responded to committee questions.



04:02 PM --
Emily Michels, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.



04:04 PM --
Bethany Pray, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.



04:09 PM --
Seth Greiner, Disability Law Colorado, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment D). Mr. Greiner responded to questions from the committee.



170418 AttachD.pdf170418 AttachD.pdf



04:14 PM --
Marijo Rymer, The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



04:17 PM --
Josh Winkler, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Winkler responded to questions from the committee.



04:23 PM --
Jeanette Hensley, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Hensley responded to questions from the committee.



04:31 PM



Representative Landgraf responded to committee questions. Amendment L.002 (Attachment E) was distributed to the committee.



170418 AttachE.pdf170418 AttachE.pdf



04:35 PM --
Francesca Maes, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.



04:37 PM



Representative Singer laid the bill over at the request of the sponsors.








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