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Date: 02/09/2017

Location: LSB B

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-004



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-004 to the Committee of the W PASS







04:05 PM -- SB 17-004



Senator Tate, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-004. Under this bill, a Medicaid client is liable for the cost of the medical services provided by a non-enrolled health care provider, even in cases where the service is reimbursable under Medicaid, if the client and nonenrolled medical provider enter into a written contract that outlines:



• the specific medical services provided;

• the customary costs for the services provided;

• the cost of services to the recipient; and

• the terms of payment.



The agreement between the client and medical provider must also include a statement that informs the recipient that they would not be liable for the cost of reimbursable medical services if the services are obtained from an enrolled Medicaid provider.





04:11 PM --
Marijo Rymer, The Arc of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:14 PM --
Bethany Pray, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in opposition of the bill.



04:20 PM --
Gretchen Hammer, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Hammer responded to questions from the committee.



04:29 PM --
Jennifer Goodrum, Colorado Dental Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Goodrum responded to questions from the committee.



04:39 PM --
Cindy Sovine-Miller, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:43 PM --
Richard Sokol, Colorado Access to Healthcare, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Sokol responded to questions for the committee.


BILL: SB17-004
TIME: 04:53:45 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-004 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
No
Crowder
Yes
Kefalas
No
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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