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Health Finance and Policy

FIFTY-SECOND MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Tuesday, March 1, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

HEALTH FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Tina Liebling, Chair of the Committee, called the virtual Health Finance and Policy Committee meeting to order at 3:00 P.M. on March 1, 2022 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting is being broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
LIEBLING, Tina, Chair
HUOT, John, Vice Chair
SCHOMACKER, Joe, Minority Lead
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
DEMUTH, Lisa
FREIBERG, Mike
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MORRISION, Kelly
MUNSON, Jeremy
PRYOR, Laurie
QUAM, Duane
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

Members excused:

A quorum was present.

Representative Demuth moved that the minutes of February 28, 2022 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2056 (Howard) Prescription drug and medical supplies co-payment for chronic disease treatment limited.

Chair Liebling moved that HF2056 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Chair Liebling moved the H2056DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Howard presented his bill as amended.

Testifying:
1. Quinn Nystrom, Patient Advocate
2. Lija Greenseid, Patient Advocate

Chair Liebling laid over HF2056, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF3365 (Liebling) Enrollee cost-sharing under medical assistance and MinnesotaCare eliminated; and individual, small group, and State Employee Group Insurance Program plan prohibited from including cost-sharing.

Chair Liebling moved that HF3365 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Chair Liebling moved the H3365A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Liebling presented her bill as amended.

Testifying:
1. Quinn Nystrom, Patient Advocate
2. Dan Endreson, Senior Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans (MCHP)

Chair Liebling laid over HF3365, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

INFORMATIONAL ONLY – HF3611 (Moran) Insurance; enrollee's contribution toward out-of-pocket maximum or cost sharing calculation requirements set.

Representative Moran presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Jean O’Connell, Board Member, Hemophilia Foundation of Minnesota & Dakotas (HFMD)
2. Kris Manns, concerned parent and Board Member, HFMD
3. Michelle Mack, Senior Director, State Affairs, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA)
4. Dan Endreson, Senior Director of Policy and Government Affairs, MCHP

INFORMATIONAL ONLY – HF3280 (Freiberg) Pharmacy benefit managers and health carrier requirements of clinician-administered drugs established.

Representative Freiberg presented his bill.

Testifying:
1. Dr. Paul Thurmes, Medical Director, Minnesota Oncology
2. Brenda Reinhardt, Business Office Manager, VitreoRetinal Surgery and Associated Eye Care
3. Scott A. Soefje, Director, Pharmacy Cancer Care Services, Mayo Clinic
4. Sergio Santiviago, Vice President of Drug Policy, AHIP
5. Dan Endreson, Senior Director of Policy and Government Affairs, MCHP
6. Michelle Mack, Senior Director, State Affairs, PCMA

The meeting was adjourned at 4:32 P.M.




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Representative Tina Liebling, Chair




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Krysta Niedernhöfer, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2056 (Howard) - Prescription drug and medical supplies co-payment for chronic disease treatment limited.
  • HF3365 (Liebling) - Enrollee cost-sharing under medical assistance and MinnesotaCare eliminated; and individual, small group, and State Employee Group Insurance Program plan prohibited from including cost-sharing.
  • HF3611 (Moran) - Insurance; enrollee's contribution toward out-of-pocket maximum or cost sharing calculation requirements set.
  • HF3280 (Freiberg) - Pharmacy benefit managers and health carrier requirements of clinician-administered drugs established,
House TV Video:
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02:12 - HF2056 (Howard) Prescription drug and medical supplies co-payment for chronic disease treatment limited.
29:11 - HF3365 (Liebling) Enrollee cost-sharing under medical assistance and MinnesotaCare eliminated; and individual, small group, and State Employee Group Insurance Program plan prohibited from including cost-sharing.
51:55 - HF3611 (Moran) Insurance; enrollee's contribution toward out-of-pocket maximum or cost sharing calculation requirements set (informational hearing).
1:09:50 - HF3280 (Freiberg) Pharmacy benefit managers and health carrier requirements of clinician-administered drugs established (informational hearing).
Runs 1 hour, 32 minutes.


HF2056 (Howard) Prescription drug and medical supplies co-payment for chronic disease treatment limited.

HF3365 (Liebling) Enrollee cost-sharing under medical assistance and MinnesotaCare eliminated; and individual, small group, and State Employee Group Insurance Program plan prohibited from including cost-sharing.

HF3611 (Moran) Insurance; enrollee's contribution toward out-of-pocket maximum or cost sharing calculation requirements set. (Informational only)

HF3280 (Freiberg) Pharmacy benefit managers and health carrier requirements of clinician-administered drugs established. (Informational only)

Amendment and testifier Deadline will be 3 PM on Monday, February 28th. Items may be added or deleted.

This meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01, which may be viewed here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/docs/HmNgjtZ_KkKBF3cKO2DXmw.pdf

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp All events are closed-captioned. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

Meeting documents will be posted on the House Health Finance and Policy Committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92011.

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