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J_JTC_2021A 03/23/2021 07:35:52 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON JOINT TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
Date 03/23/2021
Attendance
Baisley *
Bernett X
Kolker X
Priola E
Titone X
Bridges X
Time 07:35:52 AM to 08:53:58 AM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Bridges
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
Consideration of HCPF R-023 Operating Budget Request Send a letter recommending that the Joint Budget Committee fund the HCPF R-023 operating budget request.

Consideration of HCPF R-023 Operating Budget Request - Send a letter recommending that the Joint Budget Committee fund the HCPF R-023 operating budget request.


07:36:08 AM  
The committee came
to order.  Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director of the Department of
Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), presented on the HCPF R-023 operating
budget request, which was referred from the Joint Budget Committee for
review.  A copy of the presentation can be found here:
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/jtc_health_it_funding_3-23-2021_2.pdf



Chris Underwood, Deputy Chief of Staff at HCPF, continued the presentation
with information on the Medicaid Health Technology Systems used by Colorado's
Medicaid program, Health First Colorado.  These systems include the
Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS), Medicaid Management Information
System (MMIS), and PEAK.
08:03:00 AM  
Director Bimestefer
and Mr. Underwood responded to questions from the committee about PEAK,
what systems are not included in this project, and MMIS claims processing
payments.
08:04:57 AM  
Director Bimestefer
continued the presentation with information on the FY21-22 budget requests
requested by the Office of eHealth Innovation (OeHI) and the Office of
Behavioral Health within the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS).




Director Bimestefer responded to questions from the committee about Medicaid
payments, digital medical records, and mental health data in the systems,

08:21:21 AM  
Parrish Steinbrecher,
Health Information Office Director at HCPF, and Camile Harding, Strategy
and Innovation Officer at CDHS, continued the presentation with information
about the planned activities in year one of this budget request and their
completion dates and information on how HCPF is working with OIT on this
project.



Mr. Steinbrecher and Ms. Harding responded to questions from the committee
about the use of agile methodology and behavioral health patient tools.
 
08:41:14 AM  
Committee discussion about the budget request ensued.


08:53:27 AM
Motion Send a letter recommending that the Joint Budget Committee fund the HCPF R-023 operating budget request.
Moved Titone
Seconded
Baisley Yes
Bernett Excused
Kolker Yes
Priola Excused
Titone Yes
Bridges Yes
YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


08:53:58 AM   The committee adjourned.