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Health and Human Services Reform

NINETEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 08, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 8:18 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 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
FREIBERG, Mike
KIEL, Deb
KOEGEL, Erin
KRESHA, Ron
LOHMER, Kathy
MCDONALD, Joe
MORAN, Rena
MURPHY, Erin
OLSON, Liz
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
SANDSTEDE, Julie
THEIS, Tama

Members excused: ALLEN, Susan and FRANSON, Mary

A quorum was present at 8:20 a.m.

Representative Schomacker officially called the meeting to order at 8:28 a.m.

HF1340 (Pierson) Dental service medical assistance rates increased, credentialing process development required for dental providers and uniform prior authorization criteria for dental services.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1340 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.

Representative Schomacker moved the oral amendment: “Page 3, line 14, strike “(f)” and insert “(b)”; Page 3, line 16, strike “(f)”, insert “(b)”. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1340, as amended.

Dr. Kevin Dens, President, Minnesota Dental Association;
Dr. Michael Helgeson, CEO, Apple Tree Dental;
Tom Lehman, Minnesota Association of County Health Plans.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1340, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1703 (Barr) Medical assistance reimbursement rate for public health nurse home visits increased.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1703 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.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1703, as amended.

Jenna Duwenhoegger, Nurse Family Partnership;
Dawn Reckinger, Manager, Family Home Visiting, Minnesota Department of Health.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1703, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1176 (Hamilton) Mental health provider rate increase provided.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1176 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 HF1176, as amended.

Mary Regan, Executive Director, AspireMN;
Stephanie Combey, Senior Director of Children’s Mental Health Services, St. David’s Center for Child and Family Development;
Rob Edwards, Executive Director, Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health and Well-Being.
Kristin Johnson, MA, doctoral student in psychology, St. Mary’s University;
Tom Lehman, Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1176, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1561 (Hamilton) Mental health practitioners allowed to provide telemedicine services, and medical assistance limit on telemedicine encounters eliminated.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1561 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 HF1561, as amended.

Jin Lee Palen, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs;
Shauna Reitmeier, Chief Executive Officer, Northwestern mental Health Center.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1561, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1349 (Franson) Urgent dental care service pilot project established, and critical access dental provider payments modified.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1349 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1349.

State Rep. Nick Zerwas;
Al Olsen, Caring Hands Dental Clinic.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1349 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1350 (Franson) Medical assistance spenddown procedures modified.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1350 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1350.

State Rep. Nick Zerwas;
Al Olsen, Caring Hands Dental Clinic;
Kim Carlin, Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1350 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Gruenhagen assumed the gavel at 9:49 a.m.

HF1115 (Schomacker) Specialized care facility provisions modified, and criteria modified for determining when an area of the state is a hardship area with regard to nursing facility service access.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1115 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1115.

Dr. Ian Heath, Hennepin County Medical Center;
Jay Pizinger, Regional Director of Campus Operations, Augustana Care;
Sue Abderholden, NAMI.

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

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1115 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Gruenhagen called the meeting to recess at 9:58 a.m.

Representative Schomacker reconvened the meeting at 7:06 p.m.

HF1383 (Zerwas) Traumatic brain injury definition modified for the state traumatic brain injury program, programs related to reducing fetal alcohol syndrome and related effects funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Dean moved HF1383 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Dean moved the oral amendment “Page 1, delete section 1.” THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

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

Testimony was heard regarding HF1383, as amended.

Sam Walseth, Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF1383, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1532 (Zerwas) Home health services modified.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1532 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 HF1532, as amended.

Kathy Messerli, Minnesota HomeCare Association.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1532, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF943 (Dean) Interagency agreement and intra-agency transfer provisions modified.

Representative Dean moved HF943 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register.

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

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF943, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF944 (Dean) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program terminology corrected.

Representative Dean moved HF944 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF944 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:17 p.m.





Representative Joe Schomacker, Chair



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Emily Richter, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • 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.
  • HF1703 (Barr) - Medical assistance reimbursement rate for public health nurse home visits increased.
  • HF1176 (Hamilton) - Mental health provider rate increase provided.
  • HF1561 (Hamilton) - Mental health practitioners allowed to provide telemedicine services, and medical assistance limit on telemedicine encounters modified.
  • HF1349 (Franson) - Urgent dental care service pilot project established, and critical access dental provider payments modified.
  • HF1350 (Franson) - Medical assistance spenddown procedures modified.
  • HF1383 (Zerwas) - Human services commissioner directed to seek an amendment to the brain injury waiver, traumatic brain injury definition modified for the state traumatic brain injury program, and money appropriated for programs related to reducing fetal alcohol syndrome and related effects.
  • HF1532 (Zerwas) - Home health services modified.
  • 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.
  • HF943 (Dean) - Interagency agreement and intra-agency transfer provisions modified.
  • HF944 (Dean) - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) terminology corrected.