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Health and Human Services Reform

TWENTY FIFTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 20, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REFORM COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Mack, Chair of the Health and Human Services Reform committee, called the meeting to order at 10:13 AM on March 20th, 2015, in Room 10 at the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


MACK, Tara, Chair
PETERSON, Roz, VC
ALBRIGHT, Tony
ALLEN, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
BAKER, Dave
DEAN, Matt
FISCHER, Peter
FRANSON, Mary
FREIBERG, Mike
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOHMER, Kathy
MASIN, Sandra
MORAN, Rena
MULLERY, Joe
PIERSON, Nels
QUAM, Duane
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
ZERWAS, Nick


Members excused:

KELLY, Tim

Representative Mack called the meeting to order at 10:13 AM. A quorum was not present.

Representative Daniels presented HF1152 for informational purposes only.

Testifying on HF1152 were Erin Buie, Director, Care Providers of Minnesota, and Danielle Hochhalter, LeadingAge Minnesota.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF316 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testifying on HF316 were Jeff Bostic, LeadingAge Minnesota, Todd Bergstrom, Care Providers of Minnesota, Toby Pearson, Care Providers of Minnesota, and Kari Thurlow, LeadingAge Minnesota.

A quorum was present at 11:11 AM.

Representative Backer moved to adopt the minutes from March 18th, 2015. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Schultz moved to adopt the A9 amendment.

Representative Schultz requested a roll call vote. The results are as follows:

AYES NAYS ABSENT

ALLEN, Susan MACK, Tara FREIBERG, Mike
FISCHER, Peter PETERSON, Roz KELLY, Tim
LIEBLING, Tina ALBRIGHT, Tony MULLERY, Joe
LOEFFLER, Diane BACKER, Jeff QUAM, Duane
MASIN, Sandra BAKER, Dave
MORAN, Rena DEAN, Matt
SCHULTZ, Jennifer FRANSON, Mary
LOHMER, Kathy
PIERSON, Nels
SCHOMACKER, Joe
ZERWAS, Nick

There being 7 AYES and 11 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF316 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Loeffler moved that HF1982 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Loeffler moved to adopt the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Loeffler renewed her motion that HF1982, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF2038 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Liebling moved to adopt the RC-A03 amendment.

Representative Mack recessed the committee at 12:36 PM.

Representative Mack reconvened the committee at 1:45 PM

Testifying on RC-A03 were James Nobles, Legislative Auditor, and Valerie Bombach, Office of the Legislative Auditor.

Representative Dean moved to adopt an oral amendment. The oral amendment is as follows:

“Line 6.12, after ‘subcontractors’, insert, “, including bargaining groups,” THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

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

AYES NAYS ABSENT

MACK, Tara ZERWAS, Nick BACKER, Jeff
PETERSON, Roz KELLY, Tim
ALBRIGHT, Tony
ALLEN, Susan
BAKER, Dave
DEAN, Matt
FISCHER, Peter
FRANSON, Mary
FREIBERG, Mike
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOHMER, Kathy
MASIN, Sandra
MORAN, Rena
MULLERY, Joe
PIERSON, Nels
QUAM, Duane
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

The results being 19 AYES and 1 NAY, THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF2038, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.






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

AYES NAYS ABSENT

MACK, Tara ALLEN, Susan
PETERSON, Roz BACKER, Jeff
ALBRIGHT, Tony KELLY, Tim
BAKER, Dave
DEAN, Matt
FISCHER, Peter
FRANSON, Mary
FREIBERG, Mike
KELLY, Tim
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOHMER, Kathy
MASIN, Sandra
MORAN, Rena
MULLERY, Joe
PIERSON, Nels
QUAM, Duane
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
ZERWAS, Nick

There being 19 AYES, and 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Peterson assumed the gavel at 3:05 PM.

Representative Franson moved that HF627 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services.

Testifying on HF627 was Erin Buie, Director, Care Providers Minnesota.

Representative Franson renewed her motion that HF627 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF973 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Zerwas moved to adopt the DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF973 was Heidi Hamilton, Department of Human Services.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF973, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved that HF1535 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices.

Representative Mack moved to adopt the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1535 were Nikki Farago, Department of Human Services, Gary Cox, Chemical and Mental Health, Carol Labine, Chemical and Mental Health Services, Jerry Kerber, Head of Inspector General’s Office, Sheila Brandt, Department of Human Services, Diogo Reis, Department of Human Services, Anne Barry, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Human Services, Heidi Hamilton, Department of Human Services, Mark Schultz, Department of Human Services, Dr. Eric Larsson, ATAM Board Chair, Melissa Haley, Autism Treatment Association of Minnesota, Patrick Carter, Department of Human Services, Cara Benson, Policy Staff Support, Department of Human Services, Marie Zimmerman, Director, Medicaid, Department of Human Services, and Jamie Sorenson, Department of Human Services.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF1535, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved that HF1539 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices.

Representative Mack moved to adopt the DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1539 was Jerry Kerber, Head of Inspector General’s Office.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF1539, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Peterson adjourned the meeting at 5:56 PM.






Representative Tara Mack, Chair



Rachael Bucholz, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF316 (Schomacker) - Nursing facility reimbursement system modified.
  • HF1535 (Mack) - Omnibus health and human services policy bill.
  • HF1539 (Scott) - Human services data and background study provisions modified.
  • HF1152 (Daniels) - Home care employee work group established to review and make recommendations on vaccinating and screening home care employees, and money appropriated.
  • HF627 (Franson) - Nursing facility employee scholarship costs modified, list of health professionals eligible for the health professional education loan forgiveness program modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF1982 (Loeffler) - Tax data disclosure to the human services commissioner modified.
  • HF973 (Zerwas) - Community service partner demonstration project collaboration funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • 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.