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Health and Human Services Reform

SIXTEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 01, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION



HEATH AND HUMAN SERVICES REFORM COMMITTEE
MINUTES


Representative Schomacker, Chair of the Health and Human Services Reform Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:23 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was not present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


SCHOMACKER, Joe, Chair
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn, Vice Chair
LIEBLING, Tina, Minority Lead
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BAKER, Dave
DEAN, Matt
FLANAGAN, Peggy
FRANSON, Mary
KIEL, Deb
KOEGEL, Erin
KRESHA, Ron
LOHMER, Kathy
MORAN, Rena
MURPHY, Erin
OLSON, Liz
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
SANDSTEDE, Julie
THEIS, Tama


Members excused: ALLEN, Susan, FREIBERG, Mike, and MCDONALD, Joe.

A quorum was present at 8:24 a.m.

Representative Schomacker officially called the meeting to order at 8:25 a.m.

HF952 (Kiel) Hearing loss training requirements established for housing with services establishments.

Representative Kiel moved HF952 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Kiel moved the DE4-2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony was heard regarding HF952, as amended.

Kathleen Marin, Vice President, Hearing Loss Association of America-Twin Cities Chapter;
Beth Fraser, Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans.

Representative Kiel renewed her motion that HF952, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1314 (Dean) Telemedicine requirements established.

Representative Dean moved HF1314 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Dean moved to orally amend HF1314: Page 1, line 1.13, add a comma after “audio”. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF1314, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1517 (Dean) Health care service quality assessment provisions modified.

Representative Dean moved HF1517 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Dean moved the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dean moved to reconsider the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved to orally amend the A1 amendment: Page 1, line 1.8, delete the comma after “shall”. Page 1, line 1.9, delete “using the expedited rulemaking process in section 14.389”. Page 2, delete line 2.5. Page 2, delete line 2.6. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dean moved the A1 amendment, as orally amended. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1517, as amended.

Dave Renner, Director, Minnesota Medical Association;
Janet Silversmith, Director of Health Policy, Minnesota Medical Association;
Diane Rydrych, Director, Division of Health Policy, Minnesota Department of Health;
Phil Griffin, Minnesota Community Measurement.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF1517, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1405 (Zerwas) Medical supply and durable medical equipment item payment rate negotiation allowed with new or modified billing codes.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1405 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1405.

Cameo Zehnder, General Counsel, Pediatric Home Service;
Judy Giel, Chief Clinical Officer, Pediatric Home Service.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1405 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF774 (Pierson) Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services Act provisions modified, and money appropriated.

Representative Schomacker moved HF774 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Schomacker moved the A1 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony was heard regarding HF774, as amended.

Jamie Taylor, member, Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans;
Beth Fraser, Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans;
Michelle Paulson, citizen testifier.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF774, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1490 (Pierson) Early preventive dental intervention and care for infants, toddlers, and school-aged children pilot program developed; report required; and money appropriated.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1490 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Schomacker moved the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1490, as amended.

Dr. Vacharee Peterson, CEO, Community Dental Care;
Fatima Ali, Community Dental Care: MN Cavity Free Kids Program Coordinator;
Pa Nhia Her, Community Dental Care: MN Cavity Free Kids Program Coordinator.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1490, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1619 (Schomacker) Children’s hospitals contingent, alternate medical assistance payment method established.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1619 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Schomacker moved the DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1619, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:59 a.m.




Representative Joe Schomacker, Chair



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Emily Richter, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF952 (Kiel) - Hearing loss care training provided to home care provider staff and supervisors.
  • HF1619 (Schomacker) - Children's hospitals contingent, alternate medical assistance payment method established.
  • HF1314 (Dean) - Telemedicine requirements established.
  • HF1405 (Zerwas) - Medical supply and durable medical equipment item payment rate negotiation allowed with new or modified billing codes.
  • HF1517 (Dean) - Health care service quality assessment provisions modified.
  • HF1490 (House author not found.) - Early preventive dental disease intervention and care for infants, toddlers, and school-aged children pilot program developed; report required; and money appropriated.
  • HF774 (House author not found.) - Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services Act provisions modified, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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00:11 - HF952 (Kiel) Hearing loss training requirements established for housing with services establishments.
18:33 - HF1314 (Dean) Telemedicine requirements established.
21:38 - HF1517 (Dean) Health care service quality assessment provisions modified.
42:00 - HF1405 (Zerwas) Medical supply and durable medical equipment item payment rate negotiation allowed with new or modified billing codes.
55:57 - HF774 (Pierson) Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services Act provisions modified, and money appropriated.
1:14:30 - HF1490 (Pierson) Early preventive dental intervention and care for infants, toddlers, and school-aged children pilot program developed; report required; and money appropriated.
1:31:20 - HF1619 (Schomacker) Children's hospitals contingent, alternate medical assistance payment method established.
Runs 1 hour, 34 minutes.