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h_phc_2017a_2017-04-25t13:34:29z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/25/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1343



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1343 to the Committee on Appro PASS







03:50 PM -- HB 17-1343



Representative Young, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1343 to the committee and distributed two handouts (Attachments D and E). This bill, recommended by the Joint Budget Committee, implements conflict-free case management for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are enrolled in a Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS) waiver program. As defined in the bill, conflict-free case management refers to case management services provided by a case management agency that is a different agency from the one that provides services and supports to a client. Case management agencies must develop individualized plans for people enrolled in the HCBS waiver program. The state Medical Services Board must promulgate rules pertaining to the certification of case management agencies and the process by which people can select the case management agency of their choice.



170425 AttachD.pdf170425 AttachD.pdf170425 AttachE.pdf170425 AttachE.pdf



No later than July 1, 2018, the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) must determine the options for community-centered boards to become compliant with conflict-free case management. The bill further outlines a timeline for community-centered boards to alter their business plans and attain compliance with conflict-free case management. No later than June 30, 2022, all clients receiving HCBS must be served through a system of conflict-free case management. Under this bill, HCPF is authorized to seek a federal exemption from conflict-free case management requirements for geographic areas where the only entity willing to provide case management services is also the only entity capable of providing HCBS in that area.



03:58 PM



Megan Davisson, Joint Budget Committee Staff, summarized the bill for the committee. Ms. Davisson and Representative Young responded to committee questions.



04:06 PM -- Edward Arnold, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



04:10 PM --
Maureen Welch, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Welch responded to committee questions.



04:13 PM --
Gretchen Hammer and Dave DeNovellis, HCPF, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Hammer responded to committee questions.



04:23 PM --
Lori Ropa, The Arc of Jefferson County, testified in support of the bill.



04:26 PM --
Carol Meredith, The Arc of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, testified in support of the bill.



04:29 PM --
Marijo Rymer, The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



04:35 PM



Representative Young gave concluding remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1343
TIME: 04:37:21 PM
MOVED: Michaelson Jenet
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1343 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0, with four excused.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Everett
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Landgraf
Excused
Lewis
Yes
Liston
Excused
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Pettersen
Excused
Ransom
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Singer
Excused
Final YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 4 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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