BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1004
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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|Refer House Bill 09-1004 to the Committee of the W||PASS|
11:02 AM -- House Bill 09-1004
Senator Boyd introduced House Bill 09-1004. The bill allows an organization providing a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE organization) to employ a physician as long as the organization complies with certain requirements.
11:04 AM -- Maureen Hewitt, Chief Executive Officer, Total Long Term Care, described the PACE program.
11:06 AM -- Dr. Lee Anneberg, Board Chairman of Total Long Term Care, testified that PACE programs cannot directly hire physicians and this causes difficulties in recruiting and retaining physicians for the programs. He stated that allow physicians to be employed by the programs will allow the programs to offer benefits, like health insurance, to the physicians. He distributed a letter in support of House Bill 09-1004 (Attachments C). Dr Anneberg responded to questions from Senator Mitchell regarding potentially creating a framework to allow various entities to employ health care providers.
Senator Boyd gave concluding remarks regarding the bill. Senator Mitchell and Senator Boyd discussed whether the legislature should explore a more comprehensive approach to allow certain facilities to employ health care providers.
|TIME: || 11:14:14 AM|
|MOTION:||Refer House Bill 09-1004 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on an 8-0 roll call vote.|
Final YES: 8 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS