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h_phc_2016a_2016-03-11t09:50:45z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/11/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1277



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion p

Refer House Bill 16-1277, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







09:51 AM -- HB 16-1277



Representative Lontine and Representative Landgraf, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1277 to the committee. The bill requires the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to give Medicaid clients 20-day advanced notice prior to suspending, terminating, or modifying a client's medical assistance benefits. The bill also extends the deadline for a client to appeal the intended action to 60 days after the date of the intended action, up from 30 days from the date of notice under current law. The bill also allows clients to request county dispute resolution before and after an appeal has been filed with HCPF at the state level.



09:54 AM



Representative Lontine explained amendment L.001 (Attachment A) to the committee.



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09:55 AM



Representative Landgraf commented on the bill.



09:56 AM



Representative Landgraf and Representative Lontine responded to questions from the committee. Representative Lontine discussed Medicaid client notices with the committee.



10:04 AM --
Peter Komlos-Hrobsky, Colorado Legal Services, testified regarding the bill. Mr. Komlos-Hrobsky responded to questions from the committee.



10:17 AM --
Allison Neswood, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.



10:21 AM --
Julie Reiskin, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Riskin responded to questions from the committee.



10:38 AM --
Emma Hudson, Alliance Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Hudson responded to questions from the committee.



10:40 AM --
Zach Lynkiewicz, HCPF, testified regarding the bill. Mr. Lynkiewicz responded to questions from the committee.



10:53 AM



Representative Lontine responded to questions from the committee.



10:56 AM



Representative Lontine continued to discuss amendment L.001 with the committee.



10:58 AM



Bill Zepernick, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to respond to questions about amendment L.001.

BILL: HB16-1277
TIME: 10:59:15 AM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Conti
Danielson
Everett
Ginal
Joshi
Landgraf
Leonard
Moreno
Pettersen
Tyler
Windholz
Singer
Primavera
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



11:00 AM



Representative Landgraf and Representative Lontine gave concluding remarks. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1277
TIME: 11:03:44 AM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1277, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Singer
VOTE
Conti
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Joshi
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Leonard
No
Moreno
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Singer
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS










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