MINNESOTA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STATE OF MINNESOTA
EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION SIXTIETH MEETING
HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE DIVISION
Thomas E. Huntley, Chair
Chair Thomas Huntley began the sixtieth meeting of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2010, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
HF 1802 (Eken) Mahnomen County; group residential housing supplemental service rate provided.
Representative Eken gave a brief overview of his bill. Testifying on behalf of the bill were:
Darby Miller, Executive Director, Center of Human Environment, Mahnoman
Tracy Munson and Henry Mansell, Center Residents
At 3:30 p.m. a quorum was present and the Chair formally called the meeting to order. The clerk noted the roll:
Huntley, Thomas, Chair
Abeler, Jim, Vice Chair
Otremba, Mary Ellen
Chair Huntley moved HF 1802 be recommended to pass and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Care and Human Services Finance omnibus bill.
HF 3631 (Sailer) Clearwater County; daily rate increased for an intermediate care facility, and money appropriated.
Health Care and Human Services Finance
April 15, 2010
Representative Sailer made brief comments and introduced her testifier:
Don Blooflat, Administrator, Pine Ridge Residency, Bagley
HF 3571 (Koenen) Publicly owned nursing facilities rate increase authorized, and local share required for nonfederal medical assistance costs.
The Chair moved HF 3571 be recommended to pass and returned to the Committee on Finance and further moved the H3571A2
amendment. The motion prevailed. Testifying was:
Greg TaBelle, Audit Director, Department of Human Services
Following discussion, Chair Huntley renewed his motion that HF 3571, as amended, be recommended to pass and returned to the Committee on Finance. The motion prevailed.
Discussion of GAMC Reform Bill and Coordinated Care Organization Implementation
Stephanie Radtke, Director, Health Care Eligibility, Department of Human Services
Jerome Crest, Chief Administrative Officer, Immanuel-St. Joseph’s Hospital, Mankato;
and for St. Mary’s Medical Center, Rochester
Michael J. Mahoney, Vice President Public Policy, Essentia Health
Dr. Penny Wheeler, Chief Medical Officer, Allina
Lawrence Massa, Chief Executive Officer, Minnesota Hospital Association
James Davis, Vice President Operations, CentraCare Health System and St. Cloud Hospital
David Borgert, Director, Government Relations, St. Cloud Hospital
Dr. Benjamin Whitten, President, Minnesota Medical Association
Discussion occurred throughout the testimony.
Discussion of the Completed Fiscal Note for HF 3713 (Huntley) Medical assistance eligibility expanded to include certain adults without children, and money appropriated. Testifying on the fiscal note was:
David Greeman, Department of Human Services
Vice Chair Abeler moved approval of the March 24, 25 and April 6, 2010 minutes. The motion prevailed.
The Chair adjourned the meeting at 6:22 p.m.
Thomas E. Huntley, Chair
Jan Horner, Committee Legislative Assistant