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Health Finance and Policy

THIRTIETH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 16, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTIETH 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 16, 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
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

Members excused:

A quorum was present.

Presentation on portions of Governor Walz’s budget changes pertaining to the Department of Human Services (DHS).

Matt Anderson, Assistant Commissioner, Health Care Administration, DHS, gave an overview of the budget changes in the following areas:

1. Child and teen check-ups
2. Federal interoperability rule compliance
3. Expand encounter altering system

Diogo Reis, Fee-for-Service Policy and Rates Manager, DHS, responded to member questions.

Kulani Moti, Inspector General, DHS, gave an overview of the budget changes in background studies.

Sarah Orange, Budget and Finance Director, Health Care Administration, DHS, responded to member questions.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:23 P.M.




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Representative Tina Liebling, Chair


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Krysta Niedernhöfer, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
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Governor’s budget presentation by the Department of Human Services:.
Topics Covered:.
04:35 - Child and teen check-ups.
31:33 - Federal interoperability rule compliance.
52:25 - Expand Encounter altering system.
1:02:40 - Background studies.



Governor Walz Budget Presentation

Topics Covered:
1) Child and Teen check-ups
2) Federal interoperability rule compliance
3) Expand Encounter altering system
4) Background studies
Minnesota Department of Human Services

Agenda items may be added/removed.

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.