STAND. COM. REP. NO. 569

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 1284

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 1284, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Require health insurance providers who provide health benefits plans funded by the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund or the state Medicaid agency and providers providing Medicare Advantage health benefits to submit administrative data to the Health Analytics Program in the Department of Human Services; and

 

(2) Authorize the Health Analytics Program to develop and update an annual plan for the analysis, maintenance, and publication of collected all-claims, all-payer administrative data.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Human Services, Environmental Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and three individuals.

 

Your Committee finds that the inclusion of administrative data from health benefits plans funded by the Hawaii Employer‑Union Health Benefits Trust Fund or State Medicaid agency and providers providing Medicare Advantage health benefits to the Health Analytics Program in the Department of Human Services will assist in developing a more accurate picture of health benefits costs in Hawaii.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1284, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1284, H.D. 2.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair