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h_phc_2018a_2018-04-27t14:21:35z3 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1407

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 27, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



HB18-1407 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:46:35 PM  

Representative Danielson called the meeting back to order.  Representative Young and Representative Rankin, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1407 to the committee.  The bill requires the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to seek federal approval for a 6.5 percent increase to the reimbursement rate for specific services that are delivered through home- and community-based services waivers.  All of the increased funding must be used to increase compensation for direct support professionals.  In addition, HCPF must offer enrollment to certain individuals on the waiting list for waiver services.  A handout was distributed (Attachment D).  

02:51:57 PM  
Amendments L.001 and L.002 were distributed to the committee (Attachments E and F).
02:52:47 PM  
Representative Young responded to committee questions.
02:54:37 PM  

Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

03:00:14 PM  
Cheryl Wicks, Mosaic Colorado Springs, testified in support of the bill.
03:03:00 PM  
Tim Grove, Mosaic Colorado Springs, testified in support of the bill.
03:05:40 PM  
Christiano Sosa, The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:07:55 PM  
Carol Meredith, The Arc of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, testified in support of the bill.
03:14:36 PM  
Randy Brodersen, North Metro Community
Services and Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
03:19:26 PM  

Emma Hudson, Alliance, and Dave DeNovellis, HCPF, came to the table to respond to questions on the bill and amendments.



03:23:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E).
Moved Ginal
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman
Catlin
Everett
Ginal
Hansen
Hooton
Kennedy
Lontine
Ransom
Sias
Winkler
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:23:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment F).
Moved Ginal
Seconded Ransom
Beckman
Catlin
Everett
Ginal
Hansen
Hooton
Kennedy
Lontine Excused
Ransom
Sias
Winkler
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:23:48 PM  
Representatives Rankin and Young gave concluding remarks on the bill.


03:29:04 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1407, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ginal
Seconded Winkler
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Hooton Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom Yes
Sias Yes
Winkler Yes
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS