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THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING - Health and Human Services Finance

2015-2016 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Dean, Chair of the Health and Human Services Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:38pm on April 14th, 2015, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


DEAN, Matt Chair
McDONALD, Joe Vice Chair
ALLEN, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
FRANSON, Mary
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HALVERSON, Laurie
HAMILTON, Rod LAINE, Carolyn
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane

LOHMER, Kathy
MACK, Tara
MURPHY, Erin
PERSELL, John
PIERSON, Nels
SCHOEN, Dan
SCHOMACKER, Joe
ZERWAS, Nick





Members excused:


Representative Dean called the meeting to order at 1:38pm, a quorum was present.

Representative Dean moved that HF 1552 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Miller testified on HF 1552.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 1552 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 173 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Rarick and Todd Lundeen, Administrator at Elim Care and Rehab Center testified on HF 173.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 173 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 730 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Barrett testified on HF 730.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 730 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 445 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Kelly; Erin Buie, Director of Government Affairs, Care Providers of MN; Danielle Hochhalter, Director of Government Affairs, Leading Age of MN; Mary Krinke, MN Hospital’s Association, all testified on HF 445.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 445 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 162 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Nornes and Nathan Johnson, Pioneer Home, Inc, testified on HF 162.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 162 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 515 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Liebling moved the A1 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Lueck and Bob Held, DHS, testified on HF 515, as amended.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 515, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 190 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Freiberg and Kevin Smethers, Administrator at Elim Care and Rehab Center, testified on HF 190.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 190 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 1581 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dill and Adam Coe testified on HF 1581.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 1581 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 487 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Vogel testified on HF 487.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 487 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 562 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative O’Neill; Jason Nelson, Administrator, Lake Ridge Care Center; Ann Dirks, Administrator, Park View Care Center, all testified on HF 562.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 562 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF 1221 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Zerwas moved the A2 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas testified on HF 1221, as amended.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF 1221, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Backer moved that HF 553 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.
Representative Backer moved the A1 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Backer and David Nelson, testified on HF 553, as amended.

Representative Backer renewed his motion that HF 553, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Liebling moved that HF 1824 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Liebling testified on HF 1824.

Representative Liebling renewed her motion that HF 1824 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF 232 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Schomacker testified on HF 232.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF 232 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 361 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dean moved the A15-0332 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Quam and Beth Grube, DHS, testified on HF 361, as amended.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 361, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 1874 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dean moved the DE-2 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Quam and Jerry Kerber, DHS, testified on HF 1874, as amended.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 1874, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 1271 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dean moved the A2 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Quam and Rebecca Melange, CSH, testified on HF 1271, as amended.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 1271, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 1145 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dean moved the A2 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean testified on HF 1145, as amended.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 1145, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Pierson moved that HF 1936 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Pierson and Chuck Johnson, DHS, testified on HF 1936.

Representative Pierson renewed his motion that HF 1936 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF 316 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Schomacker moved the DE-1 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Liebling moved the A11 amendment.

Representative Liebling requested a roll call. The results were as follows:

AYES
Liebling
Loeffler
Allen
Halverson
Laine
Persell
Schoen

NAYS
Dean
McDonald
Backer
Franson
Lohmer
Mack
Pierson
Schomacker
Zerwas


ABSENT
Gruenhagen
Hamilton
Murphy

On a vote of 7 AYES and 9 NAYS the motion FAILED.


Representative Halverson moved the A12 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Liebling moved the A13 amendment.

Representative Liebling requested a roll call. The results were as follows:

AYES
Liebling
Loeffler
Allen
Halverson
Laine
Persell
Schoen

NAYS
Dean
McDonald
Backer
Franson
Lohmer
Mack
Pierson
Schomacker
Zerwas


ABSENT
Gruenhagen
Hamilton
Murphy

On a vote of 7 AYES and 9 NAYS the motion FAILED.

Representative Loeffler moved the A14 amendment.

Representative Loeffler requested a roll call. The results were as follows:

AYES
Liebling
Loeffler
Allen
Halverson
Laine
Persell
Schoen

NAYS
Dean
McDonald
Backer
Franson
Gruenhagen
Lohmer
Mack
Pierson
Schomacker
Zerwas


ABSENT
Hamilton
Murphy

On a vote of 7 AYES and 10 NAYS the motion FAILED.

Representative Schomacker and Bob Held, DHS, testified on HF 316, as amended.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF 316, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF 1460 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Drazkowski and Peter Nelson, Center for the American Experiment, testified on HF 1460.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 1460 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

The committee recessed at 4:41pm.

The committee reconvened at 6:27pm.

Representative Lohmer assumed the gavel at 6:27pm.

Representative Dean assumed the gavel at 6:38pm.

Representative Mack moved that HF 5 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Mack moved the A19 amendment. The motion PREVAILED.

Representative Liebling moved the DE-1 amendment. The amendment was withdrawn.

Representative Mack testified on HF 5, as amended.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF 5, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

Representative McDonald assumed the gavel at 8:47pm.

Representative Dean moved that HF 1665 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dean; Sarah Greenfield, Healthcare Program Manager, Take Action Minnesota; Laura Sayles, Minnesota Nurses Association; Emily Zylla, MN Safety Coalition; Dan Quillin, ISAIAH; Tom Lehman, Minnesota Association of County Health Plans, all testified on HF 1665.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 1665 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Halverson requested a roll call. The results were as follows:

AYES
Dean
McDonald
Franson
Gruenhagen
Hamilton
Lohmer
Mack
Pierson
Schomacker
Zerwas

NAYS
Backer
Liebling
Loeffler
Murphy
Allen
Halverson
Laine
Persell
Schoen

ABSENT

On a vote of 10 AYES and 9 NAYS the motion PREVAILED.

The committee recessed at 10:25pm.

The committee reconvened at 10:35pm.

Representative Dean moved that HF 1664 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Loeffler moved the DE-2 amendment.

Representative Loeffler requested a roll call. The results were as follows:

AYES
Liebling
Loeffler
Allen
Halverson
Laine
Persell
Schoen

NAYS
Dean
McDonald
Backer
Franson
Gruenhagen
Hamilton
Lohmer
Mack
Pierson
Schomacker
Zerwas


ABSENT
Murphy

On a vote of 7 AYES and 11 NAYS the motion FAILED.

Representative Dean and Ruth Fen, testified on HF 1664.

Representative Liebling requested a roll call. The results were as follows:


AYES
Dean
McDonald
Backer
Franson
Gruenhagen
Hamilton
Lohmer
Mack
Pierson
Schomacker
Zerwas

NAYS
Liebling
Loeffler
Allen
Halverson
Laine
Murphy
Schoen

ABSENT
Persell

On a vote of 11 AYES and 7 NAYS the motion PREVAILED.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF 1664 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill. The Motion PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 11:17pm.







Representative Matt Dean, Chair




Chris Stolarzyk, Committee Legislative Assistant





Representative Joe McDonald, Vice Chair







Representative Susan Allen



Representative Jeff Backer




Representative Mary Franson




Representative Glen Gruenhagen




Representative Laurie Halverson





Representative Rod Hamilton






















Representative Carolyn Laine














Representative Tina Liebling









Representative Diane Loeffler




Representative Kathy Lohmer




Representative Tara Mack



Representative Erin Murphy




Representative John Persell




Representative Nels Pierson




Representative Dan Schoen



Representative Joe Schomacker




Representative Nick Zerwas
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Agenda:

Additional bills may be added. If you would like to testify, please contact the Committee Legislative Assistant, Chris Stolarzyk, at Chris.Stolarzyk@house.mn Bills may be taken up in any order. The individual nursing facility bills will be first up on the agenda.

Bills Added:
  • HF2038 (Dean) - Managed care and county based purchasing plans serving state public program enrollees financial reporting clarified and modified, subcontract requirements set, administrative cost requirements modified, not allowable administrative expenses clarified, and third-party financial audits and ad hoc audits required.
  • HF5 (Mack) - MNsure; commerce commissioner required to seek federal approval, salary limit imposed, health plan approval rates specified, notification of enrollment information required, individual coverage option provided, product lines prohibited, small business health care tax credit expansion proposal required, MNsure organizational changes made, background checks required, and exemptions removed.
  • HF1936 (Pierson) - Human services commissioner required to contract with a vendor for eligibility verification audit services for public health care programs.
  • HF1664 (Dean) - Health insurance; Minnesota required to transition to a federally facilitated marketplace, and money appropriated.
  • HF445 (Kelly) - Patients provided with notices.
  • HF316 (Schomacker) - Nursing facility reimbursement system modified.
  • HF1581 (Dill) - Koochiching County; nursing facility operating payment rates increased.
  • HF1552 (Miller) - Swift, Chippewa, Renville, and Kandiyohi Counties; nursing facility operating payment rates modified.
  • HF1221 (Zerwas) - Nursing facility construction project rate adjustments provided.
  • HF553 (Backer) - Moorhead and Breckenridge; operating payment rate for nonprofit nursing facilities modified.
  • HF515 (Lueck) - Nursing home replacement bed exceptions modified.
  • HF173 (Rarick) - Nursing facility operating payment rates modified.
  • HF1460 (Drazkowski) - Human services commissioner required to contract with a vendor to verify the eligibility of medical assistance and MinnesotaCare enrollees, and money appropriated.
  • HF1874 (Quam) - Navigator background checks required.
  • HF1824 (Liebling) - Rochester; nursing facility operating payment rates modified.
  • HF730 (Barrett) - Mille Lacs, Isanti, Chisago, and Kanabec Counties; nursing facility operating payment rates modified.
  • HF562 (O'Neill) - Wright County; nursing facility operating payment rates modified.
  • HF487 (Vogel) - Le Sueur County; nursing facility operating payment rate increase provided.
  • HF232 (Urdahl) - Nursing facility operating payment rate increase provided.
  • HF190 (Freiberg) - Golden Valley; operating rate for facility specified.
  • HF162 (Nornes) - Otter Tail, Rock, Pipestone, and Nobles Counties; nursing facilities provided payment rate increases.
  • HF361 (Quam) - Persons with disabilities demonstration project established to provide employment opportunities, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1271 (Quam) - Group residential housing provisions modified, background study requirements established of group residential housing or supplementary services, and administration of a compliance system authorized for group residential housing.
  • HF1145 (Dean) - Chemical dependency prevention program grants provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1665 (Dean) - MinnesotaCare program repealed, health carriers required to offer MinnesotaCare II plans, cost-sharing reductions and premium subsidies for MinnesotaCare II enrollees provided, and money appropriated.
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