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98133F406CD0EDED872583D90073D90A Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1211

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 11, 2019      
Location LSB B



HB19-1211 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:08:28 PM  

Senator Williams, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1211.  The bill establishes guidelines for health insurance carriers concerning the practice of prior authorization for medical procedures and drug benefits.  The requirements do not apply to a nonprofit health maintenance organization (HMO) with respect to managed care plans that provide a majority of covered professional services through a single contracted medical group.  The Commissioner of Insurance may adopt rules to implement the bill.

03:10:40 PM  

Dr. Kelly McMullen, Colorado Association of Family Physicians and Colorado Medical Society (CMS), testified in support of the bill.

03:14:25 PM  
Haven Rohnert, Colorado Cross-Disability
Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
03:15:47 PM  

Dr. Jonathan Clapp, CMS, testified in support of the bill.

03:18:35 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
03:20:07 PM  

Eric Speer, CMS, testified in support of the bill.

03:22:43 PM  

Brenda Hulbert, Colorado Group Management Association and CMS, testified in support of the bill.

03:26:01 PM  
Wendy Spirek, Children's Eye Physicians, testified in support of the bill.
03:30:12 PM  
Christine Russell, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
03:35:23 PM  
Christina Johnson, Colorado Senior Lobby,
testified in support of the bill.
03:36:14 PM  
Ed Shackelford, Aging Adults Analytics, testified in support.
03:37:21 PM  

Marilyn Rissmiller, CMS, responded to questions.

03:43:04 PM  
Senator Williams responded to questions.


03:44:12 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1211 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Smallwood Yes
Winter Yes
Pettersen Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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