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  • Rep. William J. Lippert, Chair
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Lori Houghton, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Annmarie Christensen, Clerk
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  • Rep. Mari Cordes
  • Rep. David Durfee
  • Rep. Benjamin Jickling
  • Rep. Woodman Page
  • Rep. Lucy Rogers
  • Rep. Brian Smith

House Committee on Health Care

 

AGENDA

 

Room 45

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 2/20/2019 1:14 PM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Caucuses and Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   All-Payer Model and Vermont Medicaid Next Generation ACO Model

Ena Backus, Director of Health Care Reform, Agency of Human Services

Michael Barber, Chief of Health Policy, Green Mountain Care Board

Michael Costa, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Alicia Cooper, Director of Payment Reform, Reimbursement and Rate Setting, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

 

2:45 PM                   Break

 

3:00 PM                   All-Payer Model and Vermont Medicaid Next Generation ACO Model

Continued testimony

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

9:00 AM                   Vermont Health Connect

Overview, how it works, update on current activities

Cassandra Madison, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access

Sean Sheehan, Healthcare Deputy Director of Operations, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Pharmacy Pricing and Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM) Overview

Brian Murphy, Director of Pharmacy and Vendor Management, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont

Nancy Hogue, Director of Pharmacy Services, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 min. after floor                   Review of 2017-2018 Health Care Legislation

Legislation from the last biennium, overview

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Daniel G. Smith, IT Consultant for the Joint Fiscal Office

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

9:00 AM                   Mental Health Overview

Overview of mental health care and key issues

Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Selina Hickman, Director of Policy and Planning, Department of Mental Health

Julie Tessler, Executive Director, Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Health Services/Vermont Care Partners

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Mental Health Overview

Continued testimony

 

11:30 AM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

2:00 PM                   Governor's FY 2020 Budget Address

Joint Assembly-House Chamber

 

15 min. after Joint Assembly                   Report Submitted to the House Committee on Health Care

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10:15 AM                   UVM Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

Dan Lerner, Association Director and Chair, State Office, UVM Extension

Amy Davidson, Director, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), UVM Extension

Katie Black, EFNEP Nutrition Educator, UVM Extension

 

11:30 AM                   Lunch

Optional - Tax Workshop for Members in Room 10 from 12:15 to 1:15 PM

 

1:30 PM                   iPad Training

Optional - Training on New iPads

Brandon Dyer, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Demis Martin at 828-2264 or demis@leg.state.vt.us