2007 Legislative Testimony


December 2007

House Appropriations and Senate Ways and Means Joint Committees, December 17th:
Health Reform Recommendations – Executive Summary |
Budget Update Testimony and Budget Overview Presentation - by Marcia Nielsen, PhD. MPH, Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

Joint Committee on Health Policy Oversight Committee, December 13th:
Written Testimony |
KHPA Health Reform: Supplemental Information - by Marcia Nielsen, PhD. MPH, Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority
Written Testimony by Robin Kempf, Inspector General - Kansas Health Policy Authority

Handouts:

Special Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance, December 4th:
Follow-up Questions and Answers from the November 7, 2007 Meeting (PDF) - by Marcia Nielsen, PhD. MPH,Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

November 2007

KHPA 2007 Health Reform Recommendations
Presentation by Marcia Nielsen, PhD. MPH, Executive Director of Health Care Finance on November 1, 2007 to the Joint Committee on Health Policy Oversight

Letter to the Chair and Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Health Policy Oversight - by Dr. Marcia Nielsen, Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

October 2007

Joint Committee on Children's Health Issues, October 30th:
Testimony on State Children's Health Insurance Program (PDF) - by Andrew Allison, Ph.D.
Deputy Director/Medicaid Director

Presentation to the Joint Committee on Children's Health Issues - by Dr. Marcia Nielsen, Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

Legislative Educational Planning Committee, October 15th:
Health Reform to Address Childhood and Adolescent Obesity in Kansas (PDF) - by Dr. Marcia Nielsen, Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

September 2007

Joint Committee on Information Technology, September 21st:
Testimony regarding Data Analytic Interface and Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) National Provider Identifier Enhancement (PDF)

August 2007

Legislative Budget Committee:
Testimony on Presumptive Medical Disability by Dr. Marcia Nielsen (PDF)
Powerpoint - KHPA Update on Presumptive Medical Disability (PDF)

2007 Legislative Session Report Card for the Kansas Health Policy Authority

May 2007

Joint Committee on Health Policy Oversight, May 31st meeting:
KHPA Board Chair & Executive Director's Testimony (PDF)
Medicaid Director's Testimony (PDF)
Table of Contents: Packet Presented (PDF)
Overview: Health Reform in Kansas (PDF)
KHPA Legislative Report Card (PDF)
Steering Committee: Roles Document (PDF)
Steering Committee: Consensus Package Document (PDF)
Steering Committee: Consensus Package Powerpoint (PDF)
Senate Bill 11: KHPA Summary (PDF)
Senate Bill 11: Conference Committee Report (PDF)
Premium Assistance: Premium Assistance FAQ (PDF)
Premium Assistance: SCHIP HealthWave Fact Sheet (PDF)

March 2007

Premium Assistance - Senate Ways and Means (PDF)
House Bill 2591 (PDF)
House Bill 2578 - Unused Medications - House Appropriations (PDF)
House Bill 2591 (PDF)
Speciality Hospital Legislative Study (PDF)
House Bill 2418 - General Hospital - Senate Public Health and Welfare (PDF)
Substitute Language for Senate Bill 309
(PDF)
Enrollment in Kansas Medicaid and HealthWave Programs (PDF)
Senate Bill 373 - Inspector General (PDF)
Medicaid Payment Reforms (PDF)
Senate Bill 32 - Medical Assistance and Discretionary Trusts (PDF)
Senate Bill 309 - The Kansas Health Care Connector Act (PDF)
Medicaid (Title 19) and SCHIP (Title 21) Dental Services: Study on Fee-For-Service vs. Managed Care (PDF)

February 2007

Increasing Access to Health Insurance for Young Adults through SB 243 (PDF)
SB 323: Kansas Health Policy Authority Technical Corrections Bill (PDF)
KHPA Annual Report (PDF)
Stem Cell Legislative Study (PDF)
Massachusetts Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Program Study (PDF)

January 2007

Enrollment in the Kansas HealthWave and Medicaid Programs (PDF)
Kansas Health Policy Authority Overview (PDF)
January 25, 2007 Kansas Health Policy Authority Overview (PDF)
Caseload Estimate Update (PDF)
Immigration Issue in the Kansas Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) (PDF)
January 18, 2007 Kansas Health Policy Authority Overview (PDF)
January 17, 2007 Enrollment in the Kansas HealthWave and Medicaid Programs (PDF)
January 17, 2007 Kansas Health Policy Authority Overview (PDF)
Healthy Kansas First Five Initiative (PDF)
Kansas HealthWave Program - Funding and Eligibility Overview (PDF)
January 10, 2007 Kansas Health Policy Authority Overview (PDF)
Report on the Early Results from the Presumptive Eligibility Pilot Program (PDF)
Report on the Potential Impact of a Medicaid Photo Identification Requirement (PDF)