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THIRTY-SECOND MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 21, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Chair Dean officially called the meeting to order at 1:05 PM on March 21, 2017, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

DEAN, Matt, Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony, Vice Chair
MURPHY, Erin, DFL Lead
ALLEN, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
CONSIDINE, Jack
FISCHER, Peter
FRANSON, Mary
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HALEY, Barb
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
JOHNSON, Brian
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOHMER, Kathy
LOONAN, Bob
PIERSON, Nels
PINTO, Dave
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
ZERWAS, Nick

Members Excused:
HALVERSON, Laurie
HAMILTON, Rod

Rep. Heintzeman moved the minutes of March 16, 2017 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2304 (FRANSON) HANDHELD PORTABLE X-RAY SYSTEM USE IN FACILITIES AUTHORIZED

Representative Franson moved HF 2304 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Franson presented HF 2304 to the committee.

Testifier:
Scott Haden, Manufacturer for Battery-Operated Dental Devices, Utah

HF 2304 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 2150 (ANSELMO) STATEWIDE QUITLINE SERVICE TO HELP MINNESOTANS QUIT USING TOBACCO PRODUCTS AUTHORIZED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Dean moved HF 2150 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Anselmo presented HF 2150 to the committee.

Testifier:
Molly Moilanen, Clearway Minnesota

HF 2150 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 770 (BAKER) DIRECT INJECTABLE DRUG MEDICAL ASSISTANCE REIMBURSEMENT PROVISIONS MODIFIED

Representative Dean moved HF 770 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

The A3 amendment was not offered.

Representative Baker presented HF 770 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Bob Rohret, Executive Director, Minnesota Association for Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health Alliance
Dr. Thomas Winegarden, Psychiatrist, Chanhassen, Minnesota

HF 770 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 986 (BENNETT) LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE EXPANDED FOR LICENSED FOSTER HOME PROVIDERS, AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM FOR LICENSED FOSTER HOME PROVIDERS AND PERSONS IN FOSTER CARE CREATED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Dean moved HF 986 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Bennett presented HF 986 to the committee.

HF 986 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 987 (BENNETT) SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES REQUIRED TO PROVIDE FOSTER CARE OR OTHER SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS REENTERING FOSTER CARE AFTER 18 YEARS OF AGE

Representative Dean moved HF 987 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Bennett presented HF 987 to the committee.

Testifier:
Joan Riebel, Executive Director, Family Alternatives

HF 987 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1714 (HAMILTON) WORKING GROUP AND PILOT PROGRAMS ESTABLISHED TO IMPROVE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF YOUTH SPORTS CONCUSSION PROTOCOLS AND IDENTIFY BEST PRACTICES FOR PREVENTING AND TREATING CONCUSSIONS, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Zerwas moved HF 1714 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Zerwas presented HF 1714 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Dr. Francis Shen, JD, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Law School
Kayla Meyer, student, Minnesota State University Mankato

HF 1714 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1188 (BAHR, C.) GROUP RESIDENTIAL HOUSING FUNDING MODIFIED

Representative Dean moved HF 1188 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Bahr presented HF 1188 to the committee.

Testifier:
George Barell, Anoka County Community Social Services and Behavioral Health Department

HF 1188 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1130 (WEST) ANOKA COUNTY; FOSTER FAMILY RECRUITMENT GRANTS PROVIDED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Dean moved HF 1130 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative West presented HF 1130 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Jerry Pederson, Director, Anoka County Community Social Services and Behavioral Health Department
Lisa Walter, Pastor, Eagle Brook Church

HF 1130 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 885 (METSA) GROUP RESIDENTIAL HOUSING PROVIDER SUPPLEMENTAL RATE ADDED

Representative Dean moved HF 885 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Metsa presented HF 885 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Shelly Holmes, President, Katherine’s House
Cindy Brown, client, Katherine’s House

HF 885 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1384 (PIERSON) OLMSTEAD COUNTY; GROUP RESIDENTIAL HOUSING SUPPLEMENTAL RATE PROVIDED

Representative Pierson moved HF 1384 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Pierson presented HF 1384 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Tim Walsh, Vice President, Minnesota Teen Challenge
Vada, Minnesota Teen Challenge Client
Victoria, Minnesota Teen Challenge Client

HF 1384 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1402 (ALLEN) CRISIS NURSERY SERVICE FUNDING PROVIDED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Allen moved HF 1402 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Allen presented HF 1402 to the committee.

Testifier:
Mary Pat Lee, Executive Director, Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

HF 1402 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1522 (ALLEN) GROUP RESIDENTIAL HOUSING BEDS INCREASED

Representative Allen moved HF 1522 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Allen presented HF 1522 to the committee.

Testifier:
Chuck Peterson, Executive Director, Clare Housing

HF 1522 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1406 (ZERWAS) ANOKA COUNTY; GROUP RESIDENTIAL HOUSING PROVIDER SUPPLEMENTAL RATE ESTABLISHED

Representative Zerwas moved HF 1406 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Zerwas moved the A2 amendment. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Zerwas presented HF 1406 to the committee.

Testifier:
Julie Jeppson, Development Director, Steppingstone Emergency Housing

HF 1406 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

The committee recessed at 2:57 PM.

The committee reconvened at 6:37

HF 2131 (DRAZKOWSKI) HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AUDIT PRIORITY ESTALISHED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Dean moved HF 2131 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dean moved the DE2 amendment. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers on the amendment:
Nathan Morocco, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Human Services
Jim Nobles, Legislative Auditor
Anna Minge, Minnesota Management and Budget

Representative Drazkowski presented HF 2131 to the committee.

HF 2131, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1913 (SCHOMACKER) MURRAY COUNTY; INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES OPERATIG PAYMENT RATE INCREASE PROVIDED

Representative Schomacker moved HF 1913 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Schomacker presented HF 1913 to the committee.

Testifier:
Eric Nelson, Administrator, Intermediate Care Facility, Slayton

HF 1913 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 814 (SCHOMACKER) DISABILITY WAIVER RATE SYSTEM MODIFIED

Representative Schomacker moved HF 814 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Schomacker presented HF 814 to the committee.

Testifier:
Kevin Goodno, Disability Waiver Rate System Coalition

HF 814 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1115 (SCHOMACKER) SWING BED ELIGIBILITY LICENSE CONDITION MODIFIED, SPECIALIZED CARE FACILITIES PROVISIONS MODIFIED, AND CRITERIA MODIFIED FOR DETERMINING WHEN AN AREA OF THE STATE IS A HARDSHIP AREA WITH REGARD TO ACCESS TO NURSING FACILITY SERVICES

Representative Schomacker moved HF 1115 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Schomacker moved the A2 amendment. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Schomacker presented HF 1115 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Ian Heath, Medical Director, Psychiatric Department, Hennepin County Medical Center
Jay Pizinger, Regional Director, Canvas Operations

HF 1115, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1269 (ZERWAS) 340B DRUG IDENTIFICATION AND REPORT PROCESS DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED, ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT METHODOLOGY FOR FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTERS AND RURAL HEALTH CLINICS ESTALISHED, ALLOWABLE COSTS FOR CHANGE OF SCOPE OF SERVICES CLARIFIED, AND FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTERS PERMITTED TO SUBMIT CLAIMS FOR PAYMENT DIRECTLY TO HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSIONER

Representative Zerwas moved HF 1269 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Zerwas moved the A3 amendment. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Zerwas presented HF 126 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Jonathan Watson, Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers
James Platten, Chief Executive Officer, Open Cities Health Center

HF 1269, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1705 (ZERWAS) DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND MEDICAL SUPPLY PROVIDER SUPPLEMENTAL PAYMENTS PROVIDED

Representative Zerwas moved HF 1705 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Zerwas moved the A1 amendment. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Zerwas presented HF 1705 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Cameo Zhender, General Counsel and Chief Executive Officer of Pediatric Home Service
Sarah Anderson, Vice President, Key Medical

HF 1705, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1405 (ZERWAS) MEDICAL SUPPLY AND DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT ITEM PAYMENT RATE NEGOTIATION ALLOWED WITH NEW OR MODIFIED BILLING CODES

Representative Zerwas moved HF 1405 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Zerwas moved the A1 amendment. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Zerwas presented HF 1405 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Cameo Zhender, General Counsel and Chief Executive Officer of Pediatric Home Service

HF 1405, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 2398 (ZERWAS) MINNESOTA LIFE COLLEGE GRANT FUNDING PROVIDED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Zerwas moved HF 2398 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Zerwas presented HF 2398 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Ryan Olson, Student, Concordia University
Stephanie Yang, Student, Concordia University
Kelly Pierce, Student, Concordia University
Amy Gudmestad, Executive Director, Minnesota Life College
Andrew Sjortorm, Student, Minnesota Life College
Jeff Myhre, Minnesota Life College on behalf of Ross Hodebeck, Employer, Walgreens

HF 2398 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1532 (ZERWAS) HOME HEALTH SERVICES MODIFIED

Representative Zerwas moved HF 1532 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Zerwas moved the A2 amendment. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Zerwas presented HF 1532 to the committee.

Testifier:
Kathy Messerli, Executive Director, Minnesota HomeCare Association

HF 1532 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1239 (ALBRIGHT) NEW EMPLOYMENT SERVICES ESTABLISHED UNDER THE HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES WAIVERS

Representative Albright moved HF 1239 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Albright presented HF 1239 to the committee.

Testifier:
Ed Boeve, Executive Director, East Suburban Resources

Representative Liebling moved the A1 amendment.

Representative Liebling requested a roll call.

AYES:
MURPHY
ALLEN
CONSIDINE
FISCHER
LIEBLING
LOEFFLER
LOONAN
SCHULTZ

NAYS:
DEAN
ALBRIGHT
BACKER
GRUENHAGEN
HALEY
HEINTZEMAN
JOHNSON
LOHMER
PIERSON
ZERWAS

ABSENT:
FRANSON
HALVERSON
HAMILTON
PINTO
SCHOMACKER

There being 8 Ayes, 10 Nays, and 5 Absent, THE AMMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

HF 1239 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1414 (HAMILTON) COMPLEX PATIENT POPULATION DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS REQUIRED, FEE SCHEDULE FOR PROVIDERS SERVING MANAGED CARE ENROLLEES ESTABLISHED, FINAL REPORT ON NEW PAYMENT METHODOLOGIES REQUIRED, HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GRANTS AND HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE PILOT PROJECTS AUTHORIZED, MEASURES TO ASSESS HEALTH CARE QUALITY AND QUALITY INCENTIVE PAYMENTS TO PROVIDERS MODIFIED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED.

Representative Albright moved HF 1414 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Albright presented HF 1414 to the committee.

Testifier:
Michael Scandrett, Minnesota Health Care Safety Net Coalition

HF 14114 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1340 (PIERSON) DENTAL SERVICE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE RATES INCREASED, UNIFORM CREDENTIALING PROCESS DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED FOR DENTAL PROVIDERS AND UNIFORM PRIOR AUTHORIZATION CRITERIA FOR DENTAL SERVICES, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Pierson moved HF 1340 be held over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Pierson presented HF 1340 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Dominic Sposeto, Minnesota Dental Association
Deb Jacobi, Policy Director, Apple Tree Dental

HF 1340 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:14 PM.
_______________________________________
Representative Matt Dean, Chair




Shiloh Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF770 (Baker) - Direct injectable drug medical assistance reimbursement provisions modified.
  • HF814 (Schomacker) - Disability waiver service rate system modified.
  • HF1405 (Zerwas) - Medical supply and durable medical equipment item payment rate negotiation allowed with new or modified billing codes.
  • HF1705 (Zerwas) - Durable medical equipment and medical supply provider supplemental payments provided.
  • HF986 (Bennett) - Liability insurance coverage expanded for licensed foster home providers.
  • HF987 (Bennett) - Social service agencies required to provide foster care or other services to individuals reentering foster care after 18 years of age.
  • HF1269 (Zerwas) - 340B drug identification and report process development required, alternative payment methodology for federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics established, allowable costs for change of scope of services clarified, and federally qualified health centers permitted to submit claims for payment directly to human services commissioner.
  • HF1414 (Hamilton) - Complex patient population demonstration projects required, fee schedule for providers serving managed care enrollees established, final report on new payment methodologies required, alternative performance measures established, health information technology grants authorized, measures to assess health care quality and quality incentive payments to providers modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF1913 (Schomacker) - Murray County; intermediate care facility for persons with disabilities operating payment rate increase provided.
  • HF1188 (Bahr) - Group residential housing funding modified.
  • HF1384 (House author not found.) - Olmsted County; group residential housing supplemental rate provided.
  • HF1406 (Zerwas) - Anoka County; group residential housing provider supplemental rate established.
  • HF885 (Metsa) - Group residential housing provider supplemental rate added.
  • HF1522 (Allen) - Group residential housing beds increased.
  • HF1714 (Hamilton) - Working group and pilot programs established to improve the implementation of youth sports concussion protocols and identify best practices for preventing and treating concussions, and money appropriated.
  • HF1402 (Allen) - Crisis nursery service funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1239 (Albright) - New employment services established under the home and community-based services waivers.
  • HF2304 (Franson) - Handheld portable x-ray system use in facilities authorized.
  • HF1532 (Zerwas) - Home health services modified.
  • HF1340 (House author not found.) - Dental service medical assistance rates increased, uniform credentialing process development required for dental providers and uniform prior authorization criteria for dental services, and money appropriated.
  • HF1115 (Schomacker) - Swing bed eligibility license condition modified, specialized care facilities provisions modified, and criteria modified for determining when an area of the state is a hardship area with regard to access to nursing facility services.
  • HF2150 (Anselmo) - Statewide quitline service to help Minnesotans quit using tobacco products authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF2398 (Zerwas) - Minnesota Life College grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2131 (Drazkowski) - Human Services Department audit priority established, and money appropriated.
  • HF1130 (West) - Anoka County; foster family recruitment grants provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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00:24 - HF2304 (Franson) Handheld portable x-ray system use in facilities authorized.
05:39 - HF2150 (Anselmo) Statewide quitline service to help Minnesotans quit using tobacco products authorized, and money appropriated.
10:17 - HF770 (Baker) Direct injectable drug Medical Assistance reimbursement provisions modified.
21:35 - HF986 (Bennett) Liability insurance coverage expanded for licensed foster home providers.
23:56 - HF987 (Bennett) Social service agencies required to provide foster care or other services to individuals reentering foster care after 18 years of age.
34:32 - HF1714 (Hamilton) Working group and pilot programs established to improve the implementation of youth sports concussion protocols and identify best practices for preventing and treating concussions, and money appropriated.
48:33 - HF1188 (Bahr) Group residential housing funding modified.
52:21 - HF1130 (West) Anoka County; foster family recruitment grants provided, and money appropriated.
59:38 - HF885 (Metsa) Group residential housing provider supplemental rate added.
1:19:03 - HF1384 (Pierson) Olmsted County; group residential housing supplemental rate provided.
1:28:46 - HF1402 (Allen) Crisis nursery service funding provided, and money appropriated.
1:39:50 - HF1522 (Allen) Group residential housing beds increased.
** We left coverage of this committee in order to provide previously scheduled coverage of the House Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Committee at 3:00 p.m.**.
Runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.


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