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Health Finance and Policy

TWENTIETH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 26, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 February 26, 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
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
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

Members excused:
QUAM, Duane

Representative Bahner moved that the minutes of February 24, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1438 (Liebling) COVID-19 vaccine medical assistance reimbursement rate increased.

Chair Liebling moved that HF1438 be heard re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Liebling moved the H1438D1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Liebling presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Sarah Derr, Executive Director, Minnesota Pharmacists Association

Doug Berg, House Fiscal Analyst, Dave Greeman, Budget Director, Minnesota Department of Human Services (MDH), and Diogo Reis, Fee-for-Service Policy and Rates Manager (DHS) responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling renewed her motion that HF1438 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Liebling stated there would be a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYE
LIEBLING, Tina
HUOT, John
SCHOMACKER, Joe
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
DEMUTH, Lisa
FREIBERG, Mike
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MORRISON, Kelly
MUNSON, Jeremy
PRYOR, Laurie
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

EXCUSED
QUAM, Duane

On a vote of 18 AYES and 0 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1499 (Fischer) Prescription drug repository program modified.

Chair Liebling moved that HF1499 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Fischer presented his bill.

Testifying:
1. Dr. Rowan Mahon, Executive Director, RoundtableRx

Chair Liebling laid over HF1499 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF1158 (Acomb) Temperature monitoring required for prescription drugs delivered by common carrier.

Chair Liebling moved that HF1158 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Acomb presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Dr. Cody Wiberg, Executive Director, Board of Pharmacy
2. Michelle Mack, Director, State Affairs, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association

Chair Liebling laid over HF1158 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF448 (Acomb) Prescription drug definition modified for state antikickback provision purposes.

Chair Liebling moved that HF448 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Acomb presented her bill.

Dr. Cody Wiberg, Executive Director, Board of Pharmacy and Randy Chun, House Research, responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF448 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF1410 (Morrison) Health litigation proceeds required to be deposited in dedicated account, tobacco use prevention and cessation activity funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Morrison moved that HF1410 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Morrison presented her bill.

Chair Liebling laid over HF1410 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:04 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:
  • HF1438 (Liebling) - COVID-19; medical assistance reimbursement rate increased for administration of vaccine.
  • HF1499 (Fischer) - Prescription drug repository program modified.
  • HF448 (Acomb) - Prescription drug definition modified for state antikickback provision purposes.
  • HF1158 (Acomb) - Temperature monitoring required for prescription drugs delivered by common carrier.
  • HF1410 (Morrison) - Health litigation proceeds required to be deposited in dedicated account, tobacco use prevention and cessation activity funding provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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3:00 HF1438 (Liebling) COVID-19 vaccine medical assistance reimbursement rate increased.
18:10 HF1499 (Fischer) Prescription drug repository program modified.
28:50 HF1158 (Acomb) Temperature monitoring required for prescription drugs delivered by common carrier.
52:50 HF448 (Acomb) Prescription drug definition modified for state antikickback provision purposes.
59:30 HF1410 (Morrison) Health litigation proceeds required to be deposited in dedicated account, tobacco use prevention and cessation activity funding provided, and money appropriated.


HF1438 (Liebling) COVID-19 vaccine medical assistance reimbursement rate increased.
HF1499 (Fischer) Prescription drug repository program modified.
HF1158 (Acomb) Temperature monitoring required for prescription drugs delivered by common carrier.
HF448 (Acomb) Prescription drug definition modified for state antikickback provision purposes.
HF1410 (Morrison) Health litigation proceeds required to be deposited in dedicated account, tobacco use prevention and cessation activity funding provided, and money appropriated.

Agenda items may be added/removed.

Members of the public interested in testifying on should email Patrick McQuillan at Patrick.McQuillan@house.mn by 3 pm on Thursday, February 26th. 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.