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h_phc_2017a_2017-02-14t13:33:46z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/14/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1126



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1126 to the Committee of the W PASS







02:12 PM -- HB 17-1126



Representative Danielson, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1126 to the committee. The bill requires administrative law judges to review the legal sufficiency of Medicaid notices of action when a client appeals a termination or reduction in benefits (adverse action). The legal review of notices will take place at the start of an appeal. If the administrative law judge determines that the notice is not legally sufficient, he or she shall inform the client that the adverse action may be set aside. The client may then ask the administrative law judge to decide the case in his or her favor on the basis of the insufficient notice. Alternately, the client may waive his or her defense on the basis of insufficient notice and request that the appeal proceed to a hearing on the merits of the case. Administrative law judges must inform clients that the HCPF may issue a legally sufficient notice in the future and that the client may be required to repay any benefits received, as provided under current law, if the adverse action is upheld after the new notice is issued.



02:17 PM



Representative Danielson responded to committee questions regarding the bill.



02:21 PM --
Julie Reiskin, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill and distributed handouts to the committee (Attachment E and F). Ms. Reiskin responded to questions from the committee. Representative Singer commented.



170214 AttachE.pdf170214 AttachE.pdf170214 AttachF.pdf170214 AttachF.pdf



02:31 PM



Committee members dialogued with Ms. Reiskin regarding Medicaid notices.



02:32 PM -- Joelle Brouner, herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Brouner responded to questions from the committee. Representative Danielson commented.



02:44 PM --
Matt Azer, Office of Administrative Courts, testified in a neutral capacity. Judge Azer responded to questions from the committee regarding legal sufficiency of notices.



02:54 PM



Judge Azer continued to respond to committee questions. Representative Singer commented on the Colorado Benefits Management System.



03:02 PM -- Jack Regenbogen, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.



03:07 PM



Representative Danielson gave concluding remarks.

BILL: HB17-1126
TIME: 03:09:09 PM
MOVED: Danielson
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1126 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 12-1.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lewis
Yes
Liston
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Singer
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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