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674A5E93802351FF87258997006D44A4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB23-1243

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 20, 2023      
Location LSB B



HB23-1243 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:53:31 PM  
Senator Moreno, prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 23-1243 concerning establishing corrective action procedures for hospitals that fail to meet the minimum community investment threshold. The bill also restricts out-of-state spending and transactions for covered hospitals, with the amount spent out of state not to exceed the total margins earned in Colorado.

Finally, the bill places reporting requirements on hospitals that participate in the Hospital Community Benefit Program and requires HCPF to review the reports and conduct a stakeholder meeting. As part of these requirements, the bill requires the Office of the State Auditor to calculate the federal, state, and local tax exemption received by each hospital. HCPF can enforce compliance with the bill through fines and additional reporting requirements.

Committee members asked the bill sponsor questions.

02:04:02 PM  
Executive Director
Kim Bimestefer, representing the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy
and Financing, testified in support of the bill.




Special Financing
Division Director Nancy Dolson, representing the Colorado Department of
Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill.




Vincent Atchity,
representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.




Daniel Darting,
representing the Colorado Providers Association, testified in support of
the bill.




Committee members
asked the panel questions.
02:28:31 PM  
Mrs. Kyra deGruy
Kennedy, representing Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.




Katherine Wallat,
representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support
of the bill.




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




Committee members
asked the panel questions.
02:39:23 PM  
Josh Ewing, representing
the Colorado Hospital Association, testified in a neutral position on the
bill.




Mr. Rich Mauro,
representing the Denver Regional Council of Governments, testified in support
of the bill.
02:44:04 PM  
Katie Tiernan, representing
Intermountain Health, testified in support of the bill.




Mr. Kenneth Maestas,
representing The Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support
of the bill.




Additional written
testimony may be found in Attachment D.

02:52:04 PM  
The committee recessed.
02:52:36 PM  
The committee resumed.
02:55:03 PM  
Senator Moreno provided
closing remarks.


02:57:59 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1243 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Mullica
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Cutter Excused
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Lundeen No
Mullica Yes
Rich No
Will Excused
Ginal Excused
Fields Excused
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 4   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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