2008 Legislative Testimony


December 2008

Joint Meeting of House appropriations and Senate Ways and Means Committees, December 1, 2008

Testimony: Kansas Health Policy Authority Current Year Reduction Proposal - By Marcia Nielsen, PhD, MPH Executive Director Kansas Health Policy
Testimony: Kansas Medicaid Pharmacy Review and Recommendations - Andy Allison, PhD Medicaid Director and Deputy Director Kansas Health Policy Authority

November 2008

Joint Committee on Health Policy Oversight, November 21, 2008

Testimony: Chronic Disease Management Update - By Marcia Nielsen, PhD, MPH Executive Director Kansas Health Policy Authority

Testimony: HealthWave Update - Andy Allison, PhD Medicaid Director and Deputy Director Kansas Health Policy Authority

Joint Committee on Health Policy Oversight, November 20, 2008

Testimony: Joint Committee on Health Policy Oversight: Health Reform 2009 - By Marcia Nielsen, PhD, MPH Executive Director Kansas Health Policy Authority

Testimony: Data Consortium: Leveraging Kansas health data to advance health reform via data-driven policy - By Hareesh Mavoori, PhD, MBA Director, Data Policy & Evaluation KHPA Kansas Health Policy Authority

Testimony: Summary of 2008 Medicaid Transformation - Andy Allison, PhD Medicaid Director and Deputy Director Kansas Health Policy Authority

Joint Committee on Health Policy Oversight Study on Bariatric Surgery for the Morbidly Obese |

Kansas Health Policy Authority’s 2008 Highlights - Joe Tilghman, Chairperson, KHPA Board

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Legislative Budget Committee, November 20, 2008
Testimony: Mental Health Management for the Budget Committee - By Andrew Allison, PhD Medicaid Director and Deputy Director Kansas Health Policy Authority

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October 2008

Funding for Graduate Medical Education (GME), October 21, 2008
Testimony: Physician Workforce and Accreditation Task Force - By Andrew Allison, PhD Deputy Director/Medicaid Director

Joint Committee on Information Technology, October 07, 2008
Testimony: Data Analytic Interface, Document Imaging System, Online Application System - By Andrew Allison, PhD Deputy Director/Medicaid Director and Hareesh Mavoori, PhD Data Policy and Evaluation Director

September 2008

Legislative Budget Committee, September 19, 2008
Testimony: Slide Presentation, Kansas Reform of Targeted Case Management - By Andrew Allison, PhD Medicaid Director and Deputy Director Kansas Health Policy Authority

August 2008

Joint Committee on Home and Community Based Services Oversight, August 27, 2008:
Testimony: Slide Presentation – by Andrew Allison, Ph.D., Medicaid Director and Deputy Director Kansas Health Policy Authority

Joint Oversight Committee on Health Policy, August 14th:
Testimony: Slide Presentation - by Marcia Nielsen, Ph.D. MPH,
Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

KHPA Recommended Authorship for 20 LCC Requested Studies -
by Dr. Barb Langner, Director of Policy

Overview of State Employee Health Plan - by Doug Farmer, Director, State Employee Health Plan Benefits

April 2008

Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee, April 3, 2008:
Testimony: Safety Net Clinics - Marcia Nielsen, Ph.D. MPH,
Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

March 2008

Senate Ways and Means Committee, March 24th:
Testimony: Senate Bill 660 - by Marcia Nielsen, Ph.D. MPH,
Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

Senate Health Care Strategies Committee, March 17th:
Testimony: Senate Concurrent Resolution 1618, Kansas Health Care System
- by Marcia Nielsen, Ph.D. MPH, Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

House Appropriations Committee, March 14th:
- by Scott Brunner, Chief Financial Officer of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

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Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, March 13th:
Testimony: Senate Bill 511, Study for Coverage on Bariatric Surgery - by Andrew Allison, Ph.D.,
Deputy Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

Senate Ways and Means Sub Committee, March 12th:
Handout: Options for Expanding Health Insurance FY 2009 - by Marcia Nielsen, Ph.D. MPH,
Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

Senate Ways and Means Sub Committee on KHPA , March 11th:
Testimony on Agency/Budget - by Marcia Nielsen, Ph.D. MPH,
Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

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House Health and Human Services Subcommittee, March 6th:
Testimony on KHPA Health Reform - by Marcia Nielsen, Ph.D. MPH, Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

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February 2008

Senate Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee, February 26th:
SB 629 - Coverage for Routine Care Associated with Cancer Clinical Trials - by Marcia Nielsen, Ph.D. MPH, Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

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House Health and Human Services Committee , February 18th:
Testimony on Health Reform - by Marcia Nielsen, Ph.D. MPH, Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

Senate Health Care Strategies, February 18th:
Testimony on SB 541 - by Andrew Allison, Ph.D., Deputy Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, February 18th:
Testimony on SB 540 - by Marcia Nielsen, Ph.D. MPH, Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

Senate Judiciary Committee, February 12th:
Testimony on SB 493 - by Marcia Nielsen, Ph.D. MPH, Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

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House Social Service Budget Committee, February 11th:
Testimony: KHPA Agency and Budget Overview - by Scott Brunner, Chief Financial Officer

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House Taxation Committee, February 7th:
Testimony on HB 2737, Increase in Tobacco User Fee - by Marcia Nielsen, Ph.D. MPH, Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

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Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, February 6th:
SB 511 - Study on Coverage for Bariatric Surgery - by Andrew Allison, Ph.D. Deputy Director/Medicaid Director

Senate Ways and Means Committee, February 5th:
SB 456 - Written Testimony - by Robin Kempf, Inspector General - Kansas Health Policy Authority

January 2008

Senate Ways and Means Committee, January 31st:
HB 2578: Utilization of Unused Medications Act - by Barbara Langner, Ph.D., Director of Policy

House Appropriations Committee, January 30th:
Deferrals and Documentation - by Andrew Allison, Ph.D. Deputy Director/Medicaid Director

Senate Health Care Strategies Committee, January 29th:
Health Insurance Connector - by Marcia Nielsen, Ph.D. MPH, Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

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Senate Health Care Strategies Committee, January 28th:
Premium Assistance - by Andrew Allison, Ph.D. Deputy Director/Medicaid Director

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Senate Ways and Means Committee, January 28th:
KHPA Budget Overview and Prescription Drug Authorization for Senate Ways and Means Committee - by Marcia Nielsen, Ph.D. MPH, Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

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Senate Joint Caucus, January 23rd:
2007 KHPA Health Reform Recommendations - by Marcia Nielsen, PhD. MPH, Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

Public Health and Welfare Committee, January 17th:
Coverage of Bariatric Surgery in the State Employee Health Plan and Medicaid - by Andrew Allison, Ph.D. Deputy Director/Medicaid Director

House Appropriations Committee, January 16th:
KHPA Testimony to the House Appropriations Committee - by Marcia Nielsen, PhD. MPH, Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority

Senate Ways and Means Committee, January 16th:
KHPA Agency Overview for Senate Ways and Means - by Marcia Nielsen, PhD. MPH, Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority