2009 Legislative Testimony


December 2009

Joint Committee on Health Policy Oversight - December 17, 2009

Update from the Kansas Health Policy Authority - Dr. Andrew Allison, KHPA Acting Executive Director

Joint Committee on Information Technology - December 15, 2009

Kansas Access to Comprehensive Health Program - Dr. Barb Langner, Acting Medicaid Director

Senate Ways and Means Committee - December 15, 2009

Kansas Health Policy Authority Budget Update - Dr. Andrew Allison, KHPA Acting Executive Director

November 2009

HCBS Oversight Committee

Update on HIT/HIE – Doug Farmer, KHPA Deputy Director

October 2009

House Appropriations Committee. October 12, 2009

Nursing Home Provider Tax – Joe Tilghman, KHPA Board Chairman

FY 2010-2011 Budget Update – Doug Farmer, KHPA Deputy Director

August 2009

House Appropriations Committee, August 24, 2009

Update on Impact of Changes in FY 2010 Budget - Doug Farmer, Deputy Director and SEHBP Director

July 2009

Legislative Budget Committee, July 20, 2009

Update on Impact of Changes in FY 2010 Budget - Dr. Andrew Allison, KHPA Executive Director

June 2009

Joint Committee on Health Policy Oversight, June 12, 2009

Update from the Kansas Health Policy Authority: Impact of FY 2010 Budget Decisions - Dr. Andrew Allison, KHPA Acting Executive Director

March 2009

House Health and Human Services Committee, March 12, 2009

ARRA Fact Sheet

House Social Services Committee, March 3, 2009

Fact Sheet: Governor’s Budget Recommendations INCLUDING Federal Stimulus Funding (through ARRA)

Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee, March 2, 2009
Testimony: HIT/HIE & Medical Home Model: Kansas HI TECH Plan - By Marcia Nielsen, PhD MPH, Executive Director Kansas Health Policy Authority

Handouts

Kansas HITECH Plan |

ARRA Health Provisions |

ARRA Fact Sheet

February 2009

Senate Ways and Means Subcommittee, February 25, 2009
Testimony: SB 141 - By Joe Tilghman, Chair Kansas Health Policy Board

Handout

Program Integrity Chart

Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee, February 24, 2009
Testimony: Update on 2008 Medicaid Transformation - By Andy Allison, PhD, Medicaid Director and Deputy Director, Kansas Health Policy Authority

Senate Ways and Means Subcommittee, February 18, 2009
Testimony: Senate W&M subcom budget reduc letter - By Marcia Nielsen, PhD MPH, Executive Director, Kansas Health Policy Authority

Handouts:

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Fact Sheet

House Health and Human Services Committee, February 16, 2009
Written Testimony: HB 2275 – drug screening

House Vision 2020 Committee, February 16, 2009
Testimony: HIT/HIE, Medical Homes and Telemedicine - By Marcia Nielsen, PhD MPH, Executive Director Kansas Health Policy Authority

Handouts:

Development of the Kansas Medical Home Model |

HIT for Economic and Clinical Health Act

Senate Ways and Means Subcommittee, February 6, 2009
Testimony: KHPA Agency Overview Senate Ways and Means Subcommittee on KHPA - By Marcia Nielsen, PhD MPH, Executive Director, Kansas Health Policy Authority

Handouts:

Analysis of Pending Federal Stimulus Package |

Medicaid Transformation Fact Sheet |

Governors Budget Recommendations Fact Sheet |

FMAP Proposal Letter

House Insurance Committee, February 5, 2009
Testimony: HB 2075 – Coverage for Colorectal Cancer Screening - By Doug Farmer, Director State Employee Health Benefits Plan, Kansas Health Policy Authority

Handout:

Current Enrollment by Age

House Social Services Budget Committee, February 3, 2009
Testimony: Medicaid Spending on the Aged and Disabled - By Andy Allison, PhD, Medicaid Director and Deputy Director, Division of Health Care Finance

House Social Services Budget Committee, February 2, 2009
Testimony: Kansas Medicaid Pharmacy Review and Recommendations - By Andy Allison, PhD, Medicaid Director and Deputy Director, Kansas Health Policy Authority

Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee, February 2, 2009
Testimony: SB 511 – Study on Coverage for Bariatric Surgery - By Doug Farmer, Director State Employee Health Benefits Plan, Kansas Health Policy Authority

Handout:

KHPA Report on Coverage of Bariatric Surgery State Employees Health Plan

January 2009

Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee, January 27, 2009
Research on Clean Indoor Air Initiatives - by Marcia Nielsen, PhD MPH, Executive Director, Division of Health Care Finance

Handouts:

Statewide Clean Indoor Air Fact Sheet

Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee, January 26, 2009
Testimony: Cardiac Transplant Coverage in Medicaid - By Barbara Langner, PhD. Policy Director, Kansas Health Policy Authority

House Health and Human Services Committee, January 22, 2009
Testimony: KHPA Agency Overview - by Marcia Nielsen, PhD MPH, Executive Director, Division of Health Care Finance

Handouts:

Governor's Budget Recommendations Fact Sheet |

Medicaid Transformation Fact Sheet |

Acronyms Table

House Appropriations Committee, January 21, 2009
Testimony on the Governor’s Budget Recommendations - by Marcia Nielsen, PhD MPH, Executive Director, Kansas Health Policy Authority

Governor's Budget Recommendations Fact Sheet

Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee, January 20, 2009
Testimony: Chronic Disease Management Update -  By Barbara Langner, PhD. Policy Director, Kansas Health Policy Authority

Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, January 15, 2009
House Financial Institution and Insurance: SB 511 – Study in Coverage for Bariatric Surgery - by Doug Farmer, Director State Employee Health Benefits Plan, Kansas Health Policy Authority

KHPA Report on Coverage of Bariatric Surgery State Employees Health Plan - by Doug Farmer, Director State Employee Health Benefits Plan, Division of Health Care Finance

House Appropriations Committee, January 15, 2009
Testimony on Governor's Budget Recommendations - by Marcia Nielsen, PhD MPH, Executive Director Health, Division of Care Finance

Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee, January 14, 2009
Testimony on: Response to LPA Audit - By Andy Allison, PhD, Medicaid Director and Deputy Director, Kansas Health Policy Authority

Handouts:

KHPA Program Integrity Activities

Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee, January 13, 2009

Testimony: KHPA 2009 Health Reform Recommendations - by Marcia Nielsen, PhD MPH, Executive Director, Kansas Health Policy Authority

Presentation:Summary of 2008 Medicaid Transformation - Andy Allison, PhD, Medicaid Director and Deputy Director, Division of Health Care Finance

Testimony: Kansas Health Policy Authority 2008 Highlights - by Joe Tilghman, Chair KHPA Board