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.
ABELER, Jim, Chairman OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
BRADLEY, Fran POWELL, Duke
GOODWIN, Barb SAMUELSON, Char
GREILING, Mindy THISSEN, Paul
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.
Rep. Jim Abeler, Chairman
Jennifer Eilts, Committee Legislative Assistant