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Minutes for HB2065 - Committee on Health and Human Services

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Assessments on hospitals and health maintenance organizations.

Minutes Content for Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Chairperson Daniel Hawkins opened the hearing on HB2065.

Norm Furse, Revisor Emeritus, Office of the Revisor of Statutes, gave the bill brief on HB2065.

The following appeared before the committee as opponents or neutral parties, and each gave their reasons for opposing or why they neither supported or opposed the bill;  the written proponent and opponents offered their stance on the bill in written form:

Written proponents:

Melissa Panettiere, Director, Government Affairs, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Attachment 1);

Opponents:

Audrey Dunkel, Senior Director, Financial Advocacy, Kansas Hospital Association (Attachment 2);

Bob Copple, President, Via Christi Hospital, Manhattan (Attachment 3);

Robert Olm-Shipman, President/CEO, Saint Luke's South Hospital (Attachment 4);

Mark Woodring, CEO, Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (Attachment 5);

Rachel Monger, Vice President, Government Affairs, LeadingAge Kansas (Attachment 6);

Steve Robino, Aetna (Attachment 7);

Written opponents:

Denise Cyzman, Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved (Attachment 8).

William J. Voloch, President and CEO, Wesley Healthcare (Attachment 9).

Steve Kearney, Physician Hospitals of Kansas (Attachment 10).

Carolyn Gaughan, CAE, Executive Vice President, Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (Attachment 11).

Bob Williams, Executive Director, Kansas Association of Osteopathic Medicine (Attachment 12);

Neutral:

Mike Randol, Director of the Division of Healthcare Finance, State Medicaid Director, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (Attachment 13).

After a period and questions and answers, the Chairperson closed the hearing on HB2065.