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i_comedicaidcl_2016a_2016-09-29t09:06:44z4 Hearing Summary

Date: 09/29/2016



Final

Bill 3 - Audits of Medicaid Client Correspondence



COMMUNICATION BETWEEN HCPF AND MEDICAID CLIENTS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Bill 3, Audit of Correspondence Sent to Medi PASS







11:18 AM -- Bill 3 - Audits of Correspondence sent to Medicaid Clients



Brita Darling, OLLS, discussed Bill 3 (Attachment L). The bill requires the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) to conduct performance audits of client communications concerning eligibility for Medicaid programs. These audits will be conducted in 2020 and 2023, with any future audits occurring at the discretion of the state auditor. These audits will encompass communications generated both in and outside of the Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS).



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The performance audits will determine whether client communications comply with state and federal requirements, and they will review the understandability, readability, and accuracy of client communications. As a part of these audits, OSA will review available county data related to confusing communications received by Medicaid clients. The OSA will report audit findings and recommendations to various committees.





11:22 AM



Bill Zepernick, LCS, discussed the fiscal note prepared for the bill (Attachment M).



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11:25 AM



Ms. Darling responded to questions from the committee.


BILL: Bill 3 - Audits of Correspondence sent to Medicaid Clients
TIME: 11:26:28 AM
MOVED: Danielson
MOTION: Refer Bill 3, Audit of Correspondence Sent to Medicaid Clients, to the Legislative Council (Attachment L). The motion passed on a vote of 5-0, with one excused.
SECONDED: Landgraf
VOTE
Crowder
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Newell
Excused
Lundberg
Yes
Primavera
Yes
YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





11:27 AM



Representative Landgraf and Senator Crowder will be the prime sponsors of the bill.