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Health Care Cost Containment Division

FIRST MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - January 20, 2005

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.

Members present:

ABELER, Jim, Chairman PEPPIN, Joyce
BRADLEY, Fran POWELL, Duke
BROD, Laura OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
GREILING, Mindy THISSEN, Paul
GOODWIN, Barb WESTERBERG, Andy
HUNTLEY, Tom

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.




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Rep. Jim Abeler, Chairman




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Jason Flohrs, Committee Legislative Assistant