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Health Care Cost Containment Division

TWENTIETH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - January 31, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 twentieth meeting, a Joint Hearing with the Senate Health and Family Security Committee, to order at 12:45 P.M. on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, in Room 15 of the State Capitol Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

ABELER, Jim, Chairman OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
BRADLEY, Fran POWELL, Duke
GOODWIN, Barb SAMUELSON, Char
GREILING, Mindy THISSEN, Paul
HUNTLEY, Tom


Members excused:

BROD, Laura
WESTERBERG, Andy


A quorum was present.

Rep. Abeler made introductory comments.

Testimony was taken on Chronic Disease Management from:
Dr. Charlie Fazio, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Medica
Dr. Anne Kelly, M.D., M.P.H., Director, U Special Kids
Helen Healy, N.D. President, Minnesota Association of Naturopathic Physicians


Testimony was taken on Complimentary Alternative Care: Innovative Care at Less Cost
Dr. Jacob Mirman, M.D., CCH, DHt, Minnesota Homeopathic Association
Gert Bronfort, Researcher, Northwester Chiropractic Association
Mark McKenzie, President, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association of Minnesota
Jennifer Blair, Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Aa., Ma.O.M.), Inpatient Staff Acupuncturist, Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Testimony was taken on the DOER Report on the State’s Purchasing Authority

Cal Ludeman, Commissioner, Department of Employee Relations
David Haugen, Health Policy Specialist, Division of Labor Relations, Minnesota Department of Employee Relations

The meeting adjourned at 3:09 P.M.


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Rep. Jim Abeler, Chairman

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Jennifer Eilts, Committee Legislative Assistant