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Health Finance and Policy

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 03, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD 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 3, 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
QUAM, Duane
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

Members excused:
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

A quorum was present.

Representative Bolden moved that the minutes of March 2, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1173 (Lippert) Hospital or hospital campus closure, operation curtailment, service relocation, or service cessation requirements modified; and right of first refusal established before hospital or hospital campus sale or conveyance.

Chair Liebling moved that HF1173 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Chair Liebling moved the H1173A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lippert presented his bill.

Testifying:
1. Sandie Anderson, Registered Nurse, Minnesota Nurses Association
2. Cleveland Donazal, Board Member, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
3. Mary Krinkie, Vice President, Government Relations, Minnesota Hospital Association

Chair Liebling moved the H1173A3 amendment.

Representative Fischer explained the H1173A3 amendment.

Testifying:
1. Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota

Chair Liebling renewed her motion to adopt the H1173A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Liebling laid over HF1173, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF834 (Her) Hospital moratorium exception provided.

Chair Liebling moved that HF834 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Her presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Megan Remark, President, Regions Hospital

Chair Liebling laid over HF834 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF1609 (Liebling) Nonstate government-owned teaching hospital with high Medicaid utilization and level 1 trauma centers and affiliated physicians payment arrangement established, inpatient hospital rates modified, health plan revenue exempted from insurance premium taxes and surcharges. and hospital revenue exempted from provider tax.

Chair Liebling moved that HF1609 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Chair Liebling moved the H1609DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Liebling presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Jennifer DeCubellis, CEO, Hennepin Healthcare

Chair Liebling laid over HF1609, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF1531 (Lee) Trauma-informed gun violence reduction pilot program established, report required, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF1531 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Lee presented his bill.

Testifying:
1. Ayolanda Evans Mack, Director, Community Response & Education
2. Roxxanne O’Brien

Chair Liebling laid over HF1531 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

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:
  • HF1173 (Lippert) - Hospital or hospital campus closure, operation curtailment, service relocation, or service cessation requirements modified; and right of first refusal established before hospital or hospital campus sale or conveyance.
  • HF834 (Her) - Hospital moratorium exception provided.
  • HF1609 (Liebling) - Nonstate government-owned teaching hospital with high Medicaid utilization and level 1 trauma centers and affiliated physicians payment arrangement established, inpatient hospital rates modified, health plan revenue exempted from insurance premium taxes and surcharges. and hospital revenue exempted from provider tax.
  • HF1531 (Lee) - Trauma-informed gun violence reduction pilot program established, report required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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02:27 HF1173 (Lippert) Hospital or hospital campus closure, operation curtailment, service relocation, or service cessation requirements modified; and right of first refusal established before hospital or hospital campus sale or conveyance.
43:48 HF834 (Her) Hospital moratorium exception provided.
1:00:17 HF1609 (Liebling) Nonstate government-owned teaching hospital with high Medicaid utilization and level 1 trauma centers and affiliated physicians payment arrangement established, inpatient hospital rates modified, health plan revenue exempted from insurance premium taxes and surcharges. and hospital revenue exempted from provider tax.
1:14:44 HF1531 (Lee) Trauma-informed gun violence reduction pilot program established, report required, and money appropriated.



HF1173 (Lippert) Hospital or hospital campus closure, operation curtailment, service relocation, or service cessation requirements modified; and right of first refusal established before hospital or hospital campus sale or conveyance.
HF834 (Her) Hospital moratorium exception provided.
HF1609 (Liebling) Nonstate government-owned teaching hospital with high Medicaid utilization and level 1 trauma centers and affiliated physicians payment arrangement established, inpatient hospital rates modified, health plan revenue exempted from insurance premium taxes and surcharges. and hospital revenue exempted from provider tax.
HF1531 (Lee) Trauma-informed gun violence reduction pilot program established, report required, 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 Tuesday, March 2nd. 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.