STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
COST CONTAINMENT DIVISION
HEALTH POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Jim Abeler, Chairman of the Cost Containment Division of the Health Policy and Finance Committee, called the First meeting to order at 10:25 A.M. on Thursday, January 20, 2005 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
ABELER, Jim, Chairman PEPPIN, Joyce
BRADLEY, Fran POWELL, Duke
BROD, Laura OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
GREILING, Mindy THISSEN, Paul
GOODWIN, Barb WESTERBERG, Andy
A quorum was present.
Rep. Abeler made introductory comments.
Overview of MN Health Care Cost Containment Legislation in Recent Years
Tom Pender, House Research
Background on Current Trends and Policy Initiatives from other States
Doug Stang, Assistant Commissioner, MN Dept. of Health
Scott Leitz, Director, Health Economics Program, MN Dept. of Health.
Julie Sonier, Health Economics Program, MN Dept. of Health
Informational Presentation on MN Dept. of Health Report on Health Care Guidelines
Dr. Macaran Baird, Guidelines Panel Co-Chair, University of MN
Patsy Riley, Guidelines Panel Co-Chair, Stratis Health
Informational Presentation on MN Dept. of Health Report on Minnesota e-Health Initiative
Dr. Ray Gensinger Jr, MD, Hennepin County Medical Center
Marty LaVenture PhD, MD, Director, Public Health Infomatics
The meeting was adjourned at 12:05 PM.
Rep. Jim Abeler, Chairman
Jason Flohrs, Committee Legislative Assistant