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44D03CC309E182B2872583D20070300E Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-134

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 4, 2019      
Location LSB B



SB19-134 - Committee Discussion and Laid Over for Action


02:25:26 PM  

Senator Tate, bill sponsor presented Senate Bill 19-134 and distributed amendment L.002 (Attachment D).  The bill establishes disclosure requirements and payment schedules for out-of-network health care services, and creates an arbitration process for insurance carriers and health care providers to settle billing disputes.

02:35:15 PM  
Bethany Pray, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified against the bill.
02:38:52 PM  
Jessica Morgan, Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified against the bill.
02:42:05 PM  
Adela Flores-Brennan, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified against the bill.
02:45:48 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
02:59:20 PM  

Nick Colglazier, Colorado Competitive Council, testified against the bill.

03:01:08 PM  

Virginia Morrison Love, American's Health Insurance Plans, testified against the bill.

03:03:52 PM  
Brad Niederman, Colorado State Association
of Health Underwriters, testified against the bill.
03:12:58 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
03:17:25 PM  
Dr. Dave Downs, Colorado Medical Society,
testified in support of the bill.
03:21:57 PM  

Dr. Nathaniel Hibbs, Emergency Physicians of Colorado, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment E).

03:25:29 PM  

Dr. David Friedenson, Colorado Chapter of American College of Emergency Physicians, testified in support of the bill.

03:29:42 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
03:44:16 PM  
Dr. Steve Quach, Care Point Health, testified in support of the bill.
03:47:56 PM  

Dr. Don Stader, Emergency Medicine Physicians, testified in support of the bill.

03:52:16 PM  
Dr. Anna Weyand, Colorado Society of Anaesthesia,
testified in support of the bill.
03:57:09 PM  
Dr. Gary Ghiselli, Colorado Orthopedic Society, testified in support of the bill.
04:00:10 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
04:14:48 PM  

Dr. Scott Bentz, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:17:34 PM  
Jeanette Hensley, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
04:21:06 PM  
Mark Kozlowski, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:23:12 PM  

John Conklin, Colorado Medical Society, testified in support of the bill.

04:26:20 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
04:33:40 PM  
Dr. Friedenson returned to the table to respond to questions.
04:39:04 PM  
Paul Webster, Assure Holdings, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
04:48:25 PM  
Senator Tate made closing comments.
04:52:20 PM  

Committee members commented on the bill and witness testimony.

04:55:22 PM  

Senator Fields laid the bill over for action only.






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