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2C8A351D0DA6177E872588320072D221 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1285

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 28, 2022      
Location Old Supreme Court



HB22-1285 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:55:40 PM  
Senator Moreno and Senator Cooke, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1285, which prohibits a hospital from pursuing a collection action against a patient owing debt if the hospital was not in compliance with federal price transparency laws on the date that the items or services were provided to the patient, allows a patient to pursue legal action, and requires certain remedies from hospitals for violations.
02:59:15 PM  
Jackie Zheleznyak, representing Denver Health and Hospital Authority, testified in opposition to the bill.

Committee members asked questions of Ms. Zheleznyak.

03:04:38 PM  
Katherine Mulready, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, testified to amend the bill.

Committee members asked questions of Ms. Mulready.

03:13:45 PM  
Ms. Allison Sorkin,
representing UCHealth, testified to amend the bill.
03:16:27 PM  
Executive Director
Kim Bimestefer, representing the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy
and Financing, testified in support of the bill.



Ms. Isabel Cruz, representing the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative,
testified in support of the bill.



Ms. Bethany Pray, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified
in support of the bill.



Robert Smith, representing the Colorado Business Group on Health, testified
in support of the bill.



Committee members asked questions of the panel.

03:29:58 PM  
Ms. Anne Ladd, representing the Peak Health Alliance, testified in support of the bill.

Committee members asked questions of Ms. Ladd.

03:35:46 PM  
David Silverstein, representing self, testified in support of this bill.
03:39:47 PM  
Senator Cooke and Senator Moreno provided closing remarks.


03:42:14 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1285 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Moreno Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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