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Health and Human Services Reform

TWENTIETH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 09, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 8:25 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


SCHOMACKER, Joe, Chair
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn, Vice Chair
LIEBLING, Tina, Minority Lead
ALBRIGHT, Tony
ALLEN, Susan
BAKER, Dave
DEAN, Matt
FLANAGAN, Peggy
FRANSON, Mary
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

HF986 (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 Schomacker moved HF986 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Peggy Bennett testified to the bill.

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

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF986, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF547 (Fenton) Child and Adult Care Food Program administration by the Health department provided.

Representative Schomacker moved HF547 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding HF547.

Christine Twait, Partners in Nutrition;
Ali Egan, day care provider;
Rhyddid Watkins, Faegre Law;
Daron Korte, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education;
Maggie Diebel, Director, Division of Community and Family Health, Minnesota Department of Health.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF547 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2047 (Franke) Strategic plan to end HIV/AIDS development required.

Representative Schomacker moved HF2047 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

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

Testimony was heard regarding HF2047, as amended.

Annie Elmer, citizen testifier.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF2047, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1091 (Hansen) Sunday liquor sales tax proceeds dedicated.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1091 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

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

Testimony was heard regarding HF1091, as amended.

Representative Rick Hansen;
Dana Farley, Minnesota Department of Health.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1091, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1553 (Quam) Medical assistance requirements and payment rates for nonemergency medical transportation modified.

Representative Quam moved HF1553 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Quam moved the DE2-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1553, as amended.

Buck McAlpin, R-80 Medical Transportation Coalition.

Representative Quam renewed his motion that HF1553, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Schomacker called the meeting to recess at 9:50 a.m.

Representative Schomacker re-convened the meeting at 3:11 p.m.

HF1362 (Scott) NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center coparent service grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1362 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Schomacker moved the A17-0178 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1362, as amended.

Sara Lueben, NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center;
Rose McCullough, NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1362, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF559 (Franson) Governmental entity authorized to invest funds of a hospital owned or operated by the governmental entity.

Representative Franson moved HF559 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register.

Testimony was heard regarding HF559.

Nate Meyer, CFO, Douglas County Hospital;
Carl Vaagenes, CEO, Douglas County Hospital.

Representative Franson renewed her motion that HF559 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1357 (Gruenhagen) Chiropractic service coverage under medical assistance modified.

Representative Gruenhagen moved HF1357 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

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

Testimony was heard regarding HF1357, as amended.

Chuck Sawyer, MD, Minnesota Chiropractic Association.

Representative Gruenhagen renewed his motion that HF1357, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF202 (Gruenhagen) Public health care programs for dental service providers participation requirements modified.

Representative Gruenhagen moved HF202 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Gruenhagen testified to the bill.

Representative Gruenhagen renewed his motion that HF202 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1705 (Zerwas) Durable medical equipment and medical supply provider supplemental payments provided.

Representative Dean moved HF1705 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1705.

Cameo Zehnder, Pediatric Home Service;
Sarah Anderson, Key Medical Supply.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF1705 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1819 (Zerwas) Medical assistance drug dispensation provisions modified, and payment rates for drugs under medical assistance modified.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1819 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1819.

Brian Carr, Government Relations Director, Legal Counsel, Minnesota Retailers Association;
Jeff Lindoo, former President, Minnesota Pharmacist Association.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1819 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1739 (Zerwas) Competitive bidding and managed care procurement requirements set.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1739 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 HF1739, as amended.

Joel Ulland, Director of Public Policy, UCare;
Jim Pryzbilla, CEO, PrimeWest Health, Minnesota Association of County Health Plans;
Marie Zimmerman, Director, State Medicaid.

Representative Schomacker moved the A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1739, 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 5:09 p.m.







Representative Joe Schomacker, Chair



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Emily Richter, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1362 (Scott) - Coparent services grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF547 (Fenton) - Child and Adult Care Food Program administration by the Health Department provided.
  • HF2047 (Franke) - Strategic plan to end HIV/AIDS development required.
  • HF1091 (Hansen) - Sunday liquor sales tax proceeds dedicated.
  • HF1553 (Quam) - Medical assistance and managed care requirements and payment rates for nonemergency medical transportation modified.
  • HF559 (Franson) - Governmental entity authorized to invest funds of a hospital owned or operated by the governmental entity.
  • HF1357 (Gruenhagen) - Chiropractic service coverage under medical assistance modified.
  • HF202 (Gruenhagen) - Public health care programs for dental service providers participation requirements modified.
  • HF1705 (Zerwas) - Durable medical equipment and medical supply provider supplemental payments provided.
  • HF1819 (Zerwas) - Medical assistance drug dispensation provisions modified, and payment rates for drugs under medical assistance modified.
  • HF1739 (Zerwas) - Competitive bidding and managed care procurement requirements set.
  • HF986 (Bennett) - Liability insurance coverage expanded for licensed foster home providers.