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2A948FFF4C6B64FD872583CA0070CF96 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1211

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Mar 27, 2019      
Location HCR 0107



HB19-1211 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:32:14 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet and Representative Caraveo,
bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1211 to the committee.  The
bill establishes guidelines for health insurance carriers concerning the
practice of prior authorization for medical procedures and drug benefits.
The requirements do not apply to a nonprofit health maintenance organization
with respect to managed care plans that provide a majority of covered professional
services through a single contracted medical group.  The Commissioner
of Insurance may adopt rules to implement the bill.
02:45:12 PM  

The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.  Christy Chase, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to committee questions.

02:54:26 PM  

Simone Aiken, representing herself, testified in a neutral position on the bill.

03:01:39 PM  
Dr. Lynn Parry, Colorado Medical Society, testified in support of the bill.
03:03:25 PM  
Dr. Marjie Harbrecht, Colorado Medical Society, testified in support of the bill.
03:06:58 PM  
Dr. Jonathan Clapp, Colorado Medical Society, testified in support of the bill.
03:09:55 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
03:15:53 PM  
Brenda Hulbert, Colorado Medical Group Management Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:19:55 PM  
Wendy Spirek, Children's Eye Physicians, testified in support of the bill.
03:24:40 PM  

Christine Russell, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment E).

03:29:24 PM  
Jack Teter, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, testified in support of the bill.
03:38:02 PM  
Sara Orrange, America's Health Insurance Plans, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
03:40:37 PM  
Marc Reece, Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
03:42:00 PM  

The witness panel responded to committee questions.  Dayle Axman, Division of Insurance, responded to committee questions.

03:50:57 PM  
Amendments L.003, L.005, L.006, L.007,
L.009, L.010, L.014, L.015, and L.016 were distributed to the committee
(Attachments F to N).


04:07:55 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment F).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Titone
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica Excused
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:08:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment G).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Buckner
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica Excused
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:09:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment H).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Titone
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica Excused
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:10:01 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment I).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Buckner
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica Excused
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:12:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.016 (Attachment N) to L.009 (Attachment J).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Soper
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica Excused
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:13:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009, as amended (Attachment J).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Soper
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica Excused
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:14:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment K).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Buckner
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica Excused
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:15:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014 (Attachment L).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Titone
Baisley Yes
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Excused
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
YES: 9   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:16:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.015 (Attachment M).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Baisley
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica Excused
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:17:06 PM  
Representatives Michaelson Jenet and Caraveo gave closing remarks on the bill.
04:18:39 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


04:23:21 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1211, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Jackson
Baisley Yes
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Excused
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS