STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
Chair Dean called the meeting to order at 1:03 PM on January 17, 2017, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
DEAN, Matt, Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony, Vice Chair
MURPHY, Erin, DFL Lead
A quorum was present.
Rep. Albright moved the minutes of January 12, 2017 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Department of Commerce presented an overview of health plan network advocacy and answered questions from members. Those that presented were:
Gilbert Acevedo, Assistant Commissioner for Health Systems Bureau, MN Department of Health
The committee held a discussion on health plan network adequacy with providers and health plans. Those testifying were:
Brad Burris, Chief Executive Officer, Pipestone County Medical Center
Sharon Williams, Vice President of Finance, Avera Marshall
Richard Ash, Chief Executive Officer, United Hospital District, Blue Earth
Aaron Johnson, M.D., Chief of Staff, United Hospital District, Blue Earth
Sue Grafstrom, Development Coordinator, LifeCare Medical Center, Roseau
Rep. Dan Fabian
Jeff Tucker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Integrity Health Network
Scott Keefer, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Fred Anderson, Acting Deputy Commissioner, Department of Commerce
Anne O’Connor, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Department of Commerce
The meeting was adjourned at 2:52 PM.
Representative Matt Dean, Chair
Shiloh Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant