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Health Finance and Policy

THIRTY-FOURTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 23, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FOURTH 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 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
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.

Representative Demuth moved that the minutes of March 22, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2128 (Liebling) Health care, human services, and licensing and background study provisions modified; health and human services budget established; technical and conforming changes made; money transferred; and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF2128 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Chair Liebling moved the A21-0107 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Liebling presented her bill as amended.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) gave an overview of the articles of the bill pertaining to DHS.

Presenting:
1. Article 1: Ann Bobst, Director of Legislative and External Affairs, Health Care Administration, DHS
2. Article 2: Kulani Moti, Inspector General, DHS
3. Article 3: Ann Bobst, Director of Legislative and External Affairs, Health Care Administration, DHS

Testifying on Article 1 – Health Care:
1. Mary Krinkie, Vice President, Government Relations, Minnesota Hospital Association
2. Dr. Sarah Derr, Executive Director, Minnesota Pharmacy Alliance
3. Coral Ripplinger, Public Health Supervisor, Dakota County Public Health

Diogo Reis, Policy and Rates Manager, and Chad Hope, Director, Purchasing and Services Delivery, both from DHS, responded to member questions.

Testifying on Article 2 – Background Studies:
1. Idil Abdull, Autism Advocate

Testifying on Article 3 – Blue Ribbon Commission Recommendations:
1. Phil Stalboerger, Vice President of Public Affairs, Medical Transportation Management, Inc. (MTM)
2. Brent Custard, Metro Operations Director, North Memorial Ambulance
3. Rosie Anderson, Director of Revenue Cycle, North Memorial Ambulance
4. Jeff Nustad, President, Lakes Medi-Van Inc.
5. Scott Isaacson, Owner, Lifts Transportation
6. Buck McAlpin, Minnesota Ambulance Association
7. Jan Roers. Owner, Peoples Express
8. David Jordal, Special Transportation Manager, Allina Health
9. Mary Krinkie, Vice President, Government Relations, Minnesota Hospital Association
10. Dr. Sheila Riggs, Chair, Dental Services Advisory Committee, DHS
11. Kate Tonjum, Chief Operating Officer, Southern Heights Dental
12. Erianna Reyelts, Assistant Director, Children’s Dental Services

Chair Liebling laid over HF2128, as amended, for future consideration.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 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:
  • HF2128 (Liebling) - Omnibus health and human services policy and finance bill.
House TV Video:
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02:05 HF2128 (Liebling) Governor’s budget for health care, human services, and licensing and background study provisions modified; health and human services budget established; technical and conforming changes made; money transferred; and money appropriated.



UPDATE: We will focus on the DHS Sections on Tuesday, 3/23 of the Governor's budget (HF2128) and the MDH/Licensing Boards section of the budget on Wednesday, 3/24.

HF2128 (Liebling) Health care, human services, and licensing and background study provisions modified; health and human services budget established; technical and conforming changes made; money transferred; and money appropriated.

Agenda items may be added/removed.

HF2128 is the Governor/'s budget in the Health Committee's jurisdiction. The language of the Governor's supplemental budget will be available Monday afternoon and heard on Tuesday. Members of the public who are interested in testifying should contact Patrick McQuillan at patrick.mcquillan@house.mn by 3 pm on Monday, March 22nd and let him know which sections of the bill you would like to speak to. Testimony will begin on Tuesday, March 22nd and may continue on Wednesday, March 23rd. Testimony will be limited to two minutes. 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.