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6037BEBDD6E4CAFF872586AF005E3695 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1227

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Apr 6, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



HB21-1227 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:09:08 AM  
Representative Lontine,
bill co-sponsor, introduced HB21-1227.  The bill requires the Department
of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), to develop a new certification
process for nursing facilities seeking Medicaid certification on or after
June 30, 2021.  HCPF must develop, analyze, and enforce a demonstration
of need to determine the viability of and required need for each new nursing
facility seeking certification.  When developing the new certification
process, HCPF is required to consider at a minimum:

·        data from the State Demography Office showing
the present or impending need within the requesting nursing facility's
geographic area;

·        quality and performance data of the requesting
nursing facility or associated nursing facilities;

·        business continuity and solvency information
of the requesting nursing facility or associated nursing facilities;

·        input from the Department of Public Health
and Environment; the Department of Local Affairs; the Department of Regulatory
Agencies; the Department of Labor and Employment; and any local governments,
including cities and counties; and

·        measurable innovative practices of the requesting
nursing facility.



The State Medical Board in HCPF must promulgate rules to establish criteria
for determining a nursing facility’s Medicaid certification by June 30,
2022.  Finally, HCPF may exempt facilities with five or fewer Medicaid
beds from the Medicaid reimbursement methodology and must reimburse those
facilities at the statewide average rate.
11:13:29 AM  
Representative Soper, bill co-sponsor, continued with opening remarks on the bill.
11:17:11 AM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
11:23:34 AM  
Julie Reiskin, representing Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill. The witness responded to questions from the committee.
11:26:47 AM  
Deputy Office Director Colin Laughlin, representing the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill. The witness responded to questions from the committee.
11:33:10 AM  
Mr. Laughlin continued to respond to questions from the committee.
11:38:27 AM  
The sponsors made closing comments on the bill.


11:42:56 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1227 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Soper
Baisley No
Williams D. No
Hanks No
Jackson Excused
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Ortiz Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Van Beber Yes
Lontine Yes
Caraveo Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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