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h_phc_2017a_2017-02-14t13:33:46z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/14/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1143



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES


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

Refer House Bill 17-1143, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:47 PM -- HB 17-1143



Representative Landgraf, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1143 to the committee. The bill requires the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) to conduct performance audits of client communications concerning eligibility for Medicaid programs. These audits will be conducted in 2020 and 2023, with any future audits occurring at the discretion of the state auditor. These audits will encompass communications generated both inside and outside of the Colorado Benefits Management System.



The performance audits will determine whether client communications comply with state and federal requirements, and review the understandability, readability, and accuracy of client communications. As a part of these audits, OSA will review available county data related to communications received by Medicaid clients. The OSA will report audit findings and recommendations to various committees.



01:50 PM



Representative Landgraf distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment B) to the committee.



170214 AttachB.pdf170214 AttachB.pdf



01:50 PM --
Zach Lynkiewicz, Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, came to the table to explain amendment L.001 (Attachment B) to the committee. Mr. Lynkiewicz responded to questions from the committee.



01:55 PM



Representative Landgraf responded to questions from the committee.



01:56 PM --
Dianne Ray, OSA, responded to questions from the committee. Auditor Ray responded to questions from the committee.



01:59 PM



Representative Landgraf responded to additional questions from the committee.



02:02 PM -- Jack Regenbogen, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill and distributed handouts to the committee (Attachments C and D).



170214 AttachC.pdf170214 AttachC.pdf170214 AttachD.pdf170214 AttachD.pdf



02:06 PM -- Julie Reiskin, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1143
TIME: 02:08:18 PM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Catlin
Everett
Ginal
Hooton
Landgraf
Lewis
Liston
Lontine
Pabon
Pettersen
Ransom
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





02:09 PM



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

BILL: HB17-1143
TIME: 02:10:54 PM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1143, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Pabon
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Everett
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lewis
Yes
Liston
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Singer
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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