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h_hie_2016a_2016-03-08t10:15:29z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/08/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-027



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A). The motion p

Refer Senate Bill 16-027, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







10:16 AM -- SB 16-027



Representative Primavera and Representative Landgraf, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 16-027. Under current law, only a limited number of Medicaid recipients may receive maintenance medication by mail order. This bill expands the option to receive a three-month supply of maintenance medication through the mail to all Medicaid recipients. The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) is required to encourage Medicaid recipients to use local retail pharmacies for mail delivery of medications.



Co-pays paid by Medicaid recipients for medication through the mail must be the same as for medications from a local pharmacy. Pharmacies providing mail order service must be approved by Medicaid and registered with the State Board of Pharmacy. The State Board of Medical Services must promulgate rules concerning the receipt of medication through the mail.



10:21 AM -- Haven Rohnert, Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Rohnert answered questions from the committee.



10:24 AM --
Michael Neil, Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.



10:27 AM --
Brad Young, Rx Plus Pharmacies, testified in support of the bill.



10:30 AM --
Dr. Judy Zerzan, HCPF, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Zerzan answered questions from the committee.



10:34 AM



Representative Landgraf explained amendment L.002 (Attachment A).



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BILL: SB16-027
TIME: 10:35:01 AM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Brown
VOTE
Brown
Buckner
Esgar
Humphrey
Joshi
Klingenschmitt
Landgraf
Lontine
Primavera
Ransom
Singer
Ginal
McCann
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





10:35 AM



Committee members made comments about the bill.



10:37 AM



Representative Primavera and Representative Landgraf made concluding remarks about the bill.




BILL: SB16-027
TIME: 10:38:18 AM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-027, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Primavera
VOTE
Brown
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Humphrey
Yes
Joshi
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Singer
Yes
Ginal
Yes
McCann
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS










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