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s_sa_2017a_2017-04-24t13:52:10z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/24/2017

Location: SCR 357

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1236



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone House Bill 17-1236 indefinitely using a r

Refer House Bill 17-1236 to the Committee of the W
PASS

FAIL







02:37 PM -- HB17-1236



Senator Coram and Senator Smallwood, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1236 to the committee. This bill requires the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), in consultation with the Hospital Provider Fee Oversight and Advisory Board, to prepare an annual report detailing the cost of uncompensated care provided by general hospitals in Colorado. The bill specifies the information that hospitals are required to submit to HCPF and the cost categories that must be included in the hospital expenditure report. HCPF is required to submit the hospital expenditure report to the Health and Human Services Committees and the Joint Budget Committee of the General Assembly, the Governor, and the Medical Services Board by January 15 of each year beginning in 2018.



02:44 PM --
Larry Dupper, representing Montrose Hospital, testified on the bill from a neutral position.



02:45 PM --
Chris Tholen, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, testified against the bill.





02:49 PM



Senator Coram and committee members discussed the bill with Mr. Tholen and Mr. Dupper.



03:07 PM --
John Bartholomew, representing HCPF, testified in support of the bill. He provided a handout to committee members (Attachment B).



17SenateState0424AttachB.pdf17SenateState0424AttachB.pdf



03:10 PM --
Julie Mowry, representing Rocky Mountain Health Plans, testified in support of the bill.





03:12 PM



Mr. Bartholomew responded to committee member questions.



03:18 PM --
Caitlin Westerson, representing the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.



03:19 PM --
Natalie Wood, representing the Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill. She provided a written copy of her testimony (Attachment C) and responded to committee member questions.



17SenateState0424AttachC.pdf17SenateState0424AttachC.pdf



03:24 PM



Senators Smallwood and Coram wrapped up their presentation of the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1236
TIME: 03:35:25 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1236 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Fenberg
Yes
Hill
No
Sonnenberg
No
Marble
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: HB17-1236
TIME: 03:35:46 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1236 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Fenberg
No
Hill
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Marble
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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