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h_jud_2018a_2018-03-15t13:32:11z5 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1211

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Mar 15, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



HB18-1211 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

07:22:55 PM  
The committee recessed.
07:23:28 PM  

Representatives Wist and Foote, prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1211, concerning controlling Medicaid fraud.  Representatives Wist and Foote explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Foote responded to questions regarding the position of the district attorneys on the bill.  Representative Foote explained the effect of amendments L.001 (Attachment G), L.002 (Attachment H), L.003 (Attachment I), L.005 (Attachment J), L.006 (Attachment K), and L.007 (Attachment L). He responded to some questions about the amendments. Ms. Jennifer Anderson, representing the Department of Law, addressed questions regarding the functions of the district attorneys and the Attorney General under amendment L.006. Representative Foote provided input on the issue. Discussion ensued regarding the funding arrangement under amendment L.006.

07:37:38 PM  
Mr. Robert Booth, representing the Department of Law, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Booth discussed the role of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, and provided input on the effect of HB 18-1211.
07:43:06 PM  
Ms. Anne Meier, State Long-term Care Ombudsman, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Meier discussed the function of her office, and reporting requirements in conjunction with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
07:48:28 PM  
Ms. Jeanette Hensley, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Hensley discussed the importance of Medicaid to senior populations, and the prevalence of fraud in Medicaid. Ms. Christina Johnson, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of HB 18-1211. Ms. Johnson discussed a case of Medicaid fraud perpetrated by a health care provider she sought care from, and patterns in Medicaid fraud.
07:51:55 PM  
Mr. Fred Miles, representing the Colorado Health Care Association , testified in support of the bill, with amendments. Mr. Miles discussed some concerns his organization had with the bill, that are addressed by the amendments. He noted the deleterious effects of Medicaid fraud.


07:58:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Foote
Seconded Wist
Benavidez
Carver
Foote
Herod
Lundeen
Melton
Weissman
Willett Excused
Wist
Salazar
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:59:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Foote
Seconded Wist
Benavidez
Carver
Foote
Herod
Lundeen
Melton
Weissman
Willett Excused
Wist
Salazar
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:59:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Foote
Seconded Wist
Benavidez
Carver
Foote
Herod
Lundeen
Melton
Weissman
Willett Excused
Wist
Salazar
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:00:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Foote
Seconded Wist
Benavidez
Carver
Foote
Herod
Lundeen
Melton
Weissman
Willett Excused
Wist
Salazar
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:00:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006
Moved Foote
Seconded Wist
Benavidez
Carver
Foote
Herod
Lundeen
Melton
Weissman
Willett Excused
Wist
Salazar
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:00:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007
Moved Foote
Seconded Wist
Benavidez
Carver
Foote
Herod
Lundeen
Melton
Weissman
Willett Excused
Wist
Salazar
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
08:01:06 PM  
Representatives Wist and Foote provided closing remarks in support of HB 18-1211.


08:02:04 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1211, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Foote
Seconded Wist
Benavidez Yes
Carver Yes
Foote Yes
Herod Yes
Lundeen Yes
Melton Yes
Weissman Yes
Willett Excused
Wist Yes
Salazar Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS