HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. John M. Mizuno, Chair

Rep. Jo Jordan, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Chair

Rep. Dee Morikawa, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. John M. Mizuno

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, March 19, 2012

TIME:

10:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2092, SD2

(SSCR2696)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes presumptive medicaid eligibility for waitlisted patients. Appropriates funds for reimbursements for services provided during the time that waitlisted patients are enrolled and later disenrolled due to determination of ineligibility. Takes effect 07/01/2050. Repeals 07/01/2017. (SD2)

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

SB 2093, SD2

(SSCR2697)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Provides for fair medicaid reimbursements to acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities. Makes an appropriation for the increased medicaid reimbursements. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

SB 2120, SD1

(SSCR2700)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates funds for the 2012-2013 fiscal year to increase the payments for physician services to medicaid-eligible persons, including fee-for-service, QUEST provider services, and QUEST expanded access program up to a certain per cent of the current medicare rate.  Requires DHS to report to the legislature baseline medicaid and additional funds needed for fiscal years 2013-2014 and 2014‑2015. Requires DHS to seek an appropriation in an amount equal to at least the amount appropriated in 2012-2013 for additional payments for physician services during the 2013-2015 fiscal biennium.  Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

SB 2166, SD2

(SSCR2717)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Establishes the Health Insurance Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Task force to detect fraud and abuse before payments of illegitimate claims are made under the medicaid programs, including medicaid managed care and children's health insurance. Requires task force to report to 2013 legislature. (SD2)

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

SB 2435, SD1

(SSCR2583)

Status

RELATING TO INFORMATION ACCESS.

Appropriates funds for the vocational rehabilitation and services for the blind division of the department of human services to contract for a telephone-based service to provide access to timely print media. (SD1)

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

SB 2779, SD2

(SSCR2772)

Status

RELATING TO THE AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTERS.

Establishes and appropriates funds for aging and disability resource centers in each county to streamline access to long-term supports and services for older adults, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers. (SD2)

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

SB 2797, SD1

(SSCR2779)

Status

RELATING TO PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS IN MEDICAID.

Makes permanent previous changes to the psychotropic medication statute that ensure access to medically necessary psychotropic medications while allowing cost-effective strategies. Effective 1/1/50. (SD1)

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

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PAPER: Five copies (including an original) to Room 324 in the State Capitol;

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WEB: For comments less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair

 

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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair