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Date: 03/01/2017

Location: SCR 354

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1143



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1143 to the Committee of the W PASS





HB 17-1143



Senator Crowder, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1143. The bill, recommended by the 2016 Interim Study Committee on Communication between the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) and Medicaid Clients, requires the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) to conduct performance audits of client communications concerning eligibility for Medicaid programs. These audits will be conducted in 2020 and 2023, with any future audits occurring at the discretion of the state auditor. These audits will encompass communications generated both inside and outside of the Colorado Benefits Management System.



The performance audits will determine whether client communications comply with state and federal requirements, and review the understandability, readability, and accuracy of client communications. As a part of these audits, OSA will review available county data related to communications received by Medicaid clients. The OSA will report audit findings and recommendations to various committees.



11:16 AM --
Jack Regenbogen, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill and provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A).



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11:23 AM -- Zach Lynkiewicz, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, responded to questions from the committee.

BILL: HB17-1143
TIME: 11:30:17 AM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1143 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



11:31 AM



The meeting adjourned.












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