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Health Finance and Policy

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 23, 2021

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

HEALTH FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative John Huot, Vice Chair of the Committee, called the virtual Health Finance and Policy Committee meeting to order at 3:00 P.M. on February 23, 2021 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
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
BAHNER, Kristin
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:
SCHOMACKER, Joe, Minority Lead
BIERMAN, Robert

A quorum was present.

Representative Reyer moved that the minutes of February 22, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Matt Anderson, Assistant Commissioner, Health Care Administration/State Medicaid Director, Minnesota Department of Human Services presented an overview of the Governor’s budget proposal making changes to the Non-Emergency Medical Transportation system in Minnesota.

HF1268 (Richardson) Healthy development of babies during pregnancy and postpartum grant for black, indigenous, or people of color families funding provided; and money appropriated.

Vice Chair Huot moved that HF1268 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Richardson presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Nedra Robinson, Early Childhood Program Manager, Simpson Housing Services
2. Sameerah Bilal-Roby, Director, Wilder African American Babies Coalition and Projects (AABC), Integrated Care High Risk Pregnancy’s Initiative (ICHRP), Wilder Economic Stability and Aging Services (ESAS)
Vice Chair Huot laid over HF1268 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

Chair Liebling assumed the gavel at 3:43 P.M.

Julie Marquardt, Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Health Care and Neerja Singh, Behavioral Health Clinical Director, both from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) gave a summary of the DHS report on Telemedicine Utilization During COVID-19.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:29 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:
  • HF1268 (Richardson) - Healthy development of babies during pregnancy and postpartum grant for black, indigenous, or people of color families funding provided; and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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2:55 Presentation on governor's non-emergency medical transportation proposal.
32:25 HF1268 (Richardson) Healthy development of babies during pregnancy and postpartum grant for black, indigenous, or people of color families funding provided; and money appropriated.
42:00 Presentation on Department of Human Services report on telemedicine during COVID-19.


Presentation on Governor's Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Proposal

HF1268 (Richardson) Healthy development of babies during pregnancy and postpartum grant for black, indigenous, or people of color families funding provided; and money appropriated.

Presentation on DHS Report on Telemedicine during COVID-19

Agenda items may be added/removed.

Members of the public interested in testifying on HF1268 should email Patrick McQuillan at Patrick.McQuillan@house.mn by 3 pm on Monday, February 22nd. Testimony will be limited to two minutes per person. Written testimony will be accepted.

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

NOTE: Channels HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. 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.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. For other questions, please contact Patrick McQuillan (patrick.mcquillan@house.mn).

The MN House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote meetings to be held that are accessible to the public. Thank you for your patience as we adapt.