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Health Finance and Policy

TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 09, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SIXTH 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 9, 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
MORRISION, Kelly
MUNSON, Jeremy
PRYOR, Laurie
QUAM, Duane
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

Members excused:
KIEL, Debra

A quorum was present.

Representative Bierman moved that the minutes of March 8, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1854 (Bierman) Health care governing policy provisions modified, coverage mandates exempted for managed care plans or county-based purchasing plans when plan providing coverage under medical assistance or MinnesotaCare, Health Services Advisory Council composition changed and duties clarified, Formulary Committee sunset provision removed, and various other provisions modified.

Representative Bierman moved that HF1854 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Bierman explained his bill.

Testifying:
1. Ann Bobst, Legislative Director, Health Care Administration, Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)

Representative Bierman moved the H1854A1 amendment.

Testifying:

1. Drew Evans, Superintendent, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

P.J. Weiner, Manager for Alternate Purchasing, DHS, responded to member questions.

Representative Bierman renewed his motion to adopt the H1854A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Liebling laid over HF1854, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF162 (Fischer) Homeless youth birth record and ID card issuance procedures established, data classified, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF162 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Molly Crawford, State Registrar, Office of Vital Records, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF162 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF1918 (Reyer) Commissioner of human services required to establish an advisory committee to develop recommendations for a dental home pilot project, and report to legislature required.

Representative Reyer moved that HF1918 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Reyer presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Dr. Sheila Riggs, Chair, Department of Primary Care, University of Minnesota Dental School

Tara Erickson, Contract Lobbyist, Dental Access Partners, responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF1918 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF1197 (Bahner) Pregnant women and family home visiting program established, and money appropriated.

Representative Bahner moved that HF1197 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Bahner moved the H1197A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying:
1. LaSherion McDonald, Home Visitor/Home Educator, Saint Paul/Ramsey County Public Health

Chair Liebling laid over HF1197, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF572 (Morrison) Tobacco use prevention and cessation account established, revenue dedicated, and money appropriated.

Representative Morrison moved that HF572 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Morrison presented her bill.

Doug Berg, House Fiscal Analyst, responded to member questions.

Representative Morrison renewed her motion that HF572 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

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
MORRISON, Kelly
MUNSON, Jeremy
PRYOR, Laurie
QUAM, Duane
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

EXCUSED
KIEL, Debra

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

HF1796 (Liebling) Human services commissioner required to report annually on managed care and county-based purchasing plan provider reimbursement rates.

Chair Liebling moved that HF1796 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Chair Liebling presented her bill.

Chair Liebling laid over HF1796 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF648 (Koegel) First Engrossment Health plans prohibited from limiting opioid testing.

Chair Liebling moved that HF648, First Engrossment, be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Koegel presented her bill.

Doug Berg, House Fiscal Analyst, responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF648, First Engrossment, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

At 4:41 P.M. Chair Liebling recessed the Committee until 5:52 P.M.

Chair Liebling reconvened the Committee at 5:52 P.M.

HF2016 (Reyer) Health indicator reports modified.

Representative Reyer moved that HF2016 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Reyer presented her bill.

Chair Liebling laid over HF2016 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF2055 (Boldon) modifying the international medical graduate primary care residency grant program.

Representative Boldon moved that HF2055 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Boldon presented her bill.

Yende Anderson, Coordinator, International Medical Graduate Program, MDH, responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF2055 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF2048 (Jordan) Ground Water Protection Act Modification.

Chair Liebling moved that HF2048 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Jordan presented her bill.

Jim Kelly, Environmental Health Manager, MDH, responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF2048 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF447 (Acomb) No-cost diagnostic services and testing following a mammogram required.

Chair Liebling moved that HF447 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Elections.

Representative Acomb presented her bill.

Chair Liebling renewed her motion that HF447 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Elections.

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

AYE
LIEBLING, Tina
HUOT, John
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
DEMUTH, Lisa
FREIBERG, Mike
MORRISON, Kelly
PRYOR, Laurie
QUAM, Duane
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

NAY
SCHOMACKER, Joe
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
MUNSON, Jeremy

EXCUSED
KIEL, Debra

On a vote of 13 AYES and 5 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:42 P.M.


________________________________________________________
Representative Tina Liebling, Chair


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Krysta Niedernhöfer, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF572 (Morrison) - Tobacco use prevention and cessation account established, revenue dedicated, and money appropriated.
  • HF1854 (Bierman) - Health care governing policy provisions modified, coverage mandates exempted for managed care plans or county-based purchasing plans when plan providing coverage under medical assistance or MinnesotaCare, Health Services Advisory Council composition changed and duties clarified, Formulary Committee sunset provision removed, and various other provisions modified.
  • HF1197 (Bahner) - Pregnant women and family home visiting program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF1918 (Reyer) - Commissioner of human services required to establish an advisory committee to develop recommendations for a dental home pilot project, and report to legislature required.
  • HF648 (Koegel) - Health plans prohibited from limiting opioid testing.
  • HF1796 (Liebling) - Human services commissioner required to report annually on managed care and county-based purchasing plan provider reimbursement rates.
  • HF162 (Fischer) - Homeless youth birth record and ID card issuance procedures established, data classified, and money appropriated.
  • HF447 (Acomb) - No-cost diagnostic services and testing following a mammogram required.
  • HF2016 (Reyer) - Health indicator reports modified.
  • HF2055 (Boldon) - International medical graduate primacy care residency grant program modified.
  • HF2048 (Jordan) - Groundwater protection provision changed.
House TV Video:
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02:39 - HF1854 (Bierman) Health care governing policy provisions modified, coverage mandates exempted for managed care plans or county-based purchasing plans when plan providing coverage under medical assistance or MinnesotaCare, Health Services Advisory Council composition changed and duties clarified, Formulary Committee sunset provision removed, and various other provisions modified (pending referral).
27:46 - HF162 (Fischer) Homeless youth birth record and ID card issuance procedures established, data classified, and money appropriated.
38:51 - HF1918 (Reyer) Commissioner of human services required to establish an advisory committee to develop recommendations for a dental home pilot project, and report to legislature required.
54:49 - HF1197 (Bahner) Pregnant women and family home visiting program established, and money appropriated.
1:08:18 - HF572 (Morrison) Tobacco use prevention and cessation account established, revenue dedicated, and money appropriated.
1:18:10 - HF1796 (Liebling) Human services commissioner required to report annually on managed care and county-based purchasing plan provider reimbursement rates.
1:32:37 - HF648 (Koegel) Health plans prohibited from limiting opioid testing.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 41 minutes.


HF1854 (Bierman) Health care governing policy provisions modified, coverage mandates exempted for managed care plans or county-based purchasing plans when plan providing coverage under medical assistance or MinnesotaCare, Health Services Advisory Council composition changed and duties clarified, Formulary Committee sunset provision removed, and various other provisions modified.
HF572 (Morrison) Tobacco use prevention and cessation account established, revenue dedicated, and money appropriated.
HF1197 (Bahner) Pregnant women and family home visiting program established, and money appropriated.
HF162 (Fischer) Homeless youth birth record and ID card issuance procedures established, data classified, and money appropriated.
HF1918 (Reyer) Commissioner of human services required to establish an advisory committee to develop recommendations for a dental home pilot project, and report to legislature required.
HF648 (Koegel) Health plans prohibited from limiting opioid testing.
HF1796 (Liebling) Human services commissioner required to report annually on managed care and county-based purchasing plan provider reimbursement rates.
HF2016 (Reyer) Health indicator reports modified.
HF2055 (Boldon) modifying the international medical graduate primary care residency grant program. (Pending Introduction)
HF2048 (Jordan) Ground Water Protection Act Modification. (Pending Introduction)
HF447 (Acomb) No-cost diagnostic services and testing following a mammogram required

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 Monday, March 8th. Please put the bill you are testifying in the subject such as: "HFXXXX." 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

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