2019 Legislation Tracker

Follow our legislation tracking here.  We try to keep up to date during the legislative session, but things move pretty fast.  If you have a question or update you want to see, let us know!

Last updated: February 13, 2020

Bill Number

Title

Bill Summary

Sponsors

Issues

Status

HB20-1006

HCAC Position:

 

Early childhood mental health consultants

Concerning creation of a statewide program of early childhood mental health consultation.

House:
McCluskie
Sirota

Senate:
Pettersen
Story

 

1/8/20 Assigned to Public Health & Human Services
1/24/20  Refer Amended to Appropriations 

HB20-1008

HCAC Position:

Support

Health care cost sharing consumer protections

Concerning protections for consumers who participate in health care cost-sharing arrangements.  Require health care cost sharing arrangements to (1) report specific information to the DOI regarding its operations, financial statements, membership, and bills submitted, paid, and denied: (2) provide disclosures to consumers  (via website and through brokers); and (3) respond to requests for payment within a certain time period.

House:
Lontine (D)

Senate:
Fields (D)

 

 

HB20-1061

HCAC Position:

Support

HIV Prevention Medications

Concerning pharmacist’s ability to provide HIV infection prevention medications to patients.  Can’t require patients to do step therapy or get preauthorization for HIV prevention treatments (PrEP and PEP); allows pharmacists to prescribe and be reimbursed.

House:
Kennedy
Herod

Senate:
Pettersen
Priola

 

 

HB20-1065

HCAC Position:

 

 

Harm reduction substance use disorders.

House:
Kennedy
Herod

Senate:
Pettersen
Priola

 

 

HB20-1076

HCAC Position:

Monitor

Regulation of claims against insurance companies by insured parties.

Concerning the regulation of insurance companies, and, in conjunction therewith, requiring the commissioner of insurance to hold certain hearings within sixty days of a party’s request for hearing.

House
Williams, D

Senate:

 

 

HB20-1078

HCAC Position:

 

 

Pharmacy benefit management firm claims payments.

House:
Jacquez-Lewis
Mullica

Senate:
Winter

 

 

HB20-1085

HCAC Position:

Support

Prevention of substance use disorders.

Concerning the prevention of substance use disorders.

House:
Kennedy (D)
Herod (D)

Senate:
Winter (D)
Priola (R)

 

 

HB20-1086

HCAC Position:

Monitor

 

Insurance coverage mental health wellness exam.

House:
Michaelson-Jenet
Larson

Senate:
Fields

 

 

HB20-1092

HCAC Position:

Support

Reimbursement to federally qualified health centers. 

Concerning Medicaid reimbursement to federally qualified health centers, and, in conjunction therewith, making cost report changes and requiring reimbursement for telemedicine.  Requires Medicaid to reimburse for telemedicine and clinical pharmacy at FQHCs.

House:
Caraveo (D)
Will (R)

Senate:
Rankin (R)
Donovan (D)

 

1/13/20 Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services

2/5/20 Upon Adjournment
HCR 0112
Refer unamended to Appropriations

HB20-1140

HCAC Position:

Oppose

Direct primary care services for Medicaid recipients.

Concerning access to direct primary care services for Colorado Medicaid recipients. Allows Medicaid Recipients to buy a DPC arrangement; requires HCPF to Produce report about “indirect and direct” cost savings as a result.

Senate:
Buck (R)

House:
Ginal (D)

 

 

HB20-1160

HCAC Position:

Support

Drug Price Transparency Insurance Premium Reductions.

Requires manufacturers, PBMs, insurers to report data on prescription drugs to DOI, which is then directed to issue an annual report; industries are also required to notice price increases; insurance carriers adjust premiums for rebates.

Senate:
Ginal (D)
Donovan (D)

House:
Jackson (D)
Roberts (D)

 

 

HB20-1198

HCAC Position:

Support

Pharmacy Benefits Carrier & PBM Requirement.

Insurers and PBMs submit info to DOI: prohibits modifying rx formulary mid year; prohibits reimbursing nonaffiliated pharmacies less.

Senate:
Fields (D)
Ginal (D)

House:
Landgraf (R)
Buckner (D)

 

 

HB20-1236

HCAC Position:

Support

Health Care Coverage Easy Enrollment Program.

Creates the CO Affordable Health Coverage Easy Enrollment Program, which leverages tax filings to connect people without insurance to affordable coverage options.  Allows Coloradans to indicate on tax forms that they want the exchange to look into eligibility.  Establishes program and advisory committee.

Senate:
Tate (R)
Bridges (D)

House:
Lontine (D)
Will

 

 

SB20-005

HCAC Position:

Monitor

Covered person cost-sharing collection by carriers

Concerning a restructuring of the payment of cost-sharing amounts owed by certain covered persons.  Requires carriers to collect cost sharing (co-pays, coinsurance, and deductibles), rather than health care facilities and providers, in one consolidated bill.

Senate:
Winter (D)
Priola (R)

House:
McCluskie (D)

 

1/8/20 Assigned to Health & Human Services

1/23/20 Refer amended to Appropriations

SB20-007

HCAC Position:

Support

Treatment opioid and other substance use disorders.

Concerning treatment for substance use disorders.

Senate:
Pettersen (D)
Winter (D)

House:
Buentello (D)
Wilson (R)

 

1/8/20

SB20-022

HCAC Position:

Support

Increase medical providers for senior citizens

Concerning modifications to the Colorado Health Service Corps program administered by the department of public health and environment to expand the availability of geriatric care providers in shortage areas of the state.  Allows geriatric advanced practice providers in shortage areas to participate in loan repayment programs; requires annual general funds (fiscal note $225,000).

Senate:
Danielson (D)

House:
Titone (D)
Duran (D)

 

1/8/20 Assigned to Health & Human Services

1/30/20 Refer to Appropriations

SB20-028

HCAC Position:

Support

Substance use disorder recovery.

Concerning measures to assist an individual’s recovery from a substance use disorder.

Senate:
Pettersen (D)
Priola (R)

House:
Buentello (D)
Herod (D)

 

 

SB20-033

HCAC Position:

Support

Allow Medicaid buy-in program after age 65.

Concerning access to Medicaid buy-in program for certain working adults with disabilities who have become ineligible for the program due to age.  Authorizes working adults with disabilities who are over 65 to continue to participate in the existing Medicaid buy-in program, as a state funded program, if the person meets specific requirements.

Senate:
Tate (R)

House:
Lontine (D)

 

1/8/20 Assigned to Health & Human Services

 

SB20-043

HCAC Position:

Support

Out-of-network reimbursement rate.

Concerning a correction to the rate of reimbursement that an out-of-network health care provider is entitled to receive from a health insurance carrier for services provided to a covered person at an in-network facility when the health care provider submits a claim to the carrier within the specified time period to confirm with existing law.  Corrects a conforming amendment that was made in HB19-1174 that inaccurately states the reimbursement rate.

Senate:
Tate (R)

House:
Valdez, D (D)

 

 

SB20-045

HCAC Position:

 

 

CDPHE hospital license requirements.

Senate:
Tate

House:
Valdez, D

 

 

SB20-107

HCAC Position:

Support

Drug Production Costs Transparency Analysis Report. 

Annual reporting requirements for HCPF to collect prescription drug production cost data regarding the 20 highest cost drugs by price and by volume for HCPF, DHD, DOC, and DPO; HCPF directed to get info from pharma manufactuers on drugs on the list, investigate basis for WAC on each drug list.  Annual report due to legislature every year.

Senate:
Ginal (D)

House:
Jackson (D)
Mullica (D)

 

 

SB20-113

HCAC Position:

 

 

CDPHE hospital license requirements.

Senate:
Tate

House:
Valdez, D

 

 

SB20-119

HCAC Position:

Support

Expand Canadian Rx Drug Import Program.

Allows HCPF to expand the drug importation program to import drugs from other countries, pending federal legislation.

Senate:
Ginal (D)

House:Jacquez-Lewis (D)

 

 

SB20-127

HCAC Position:

Monitor

Committee Actuarial Review Health Care Plan Legislation.

Creates DOI committee to review legislation related to plan benefit designs for financial impact, people affected, utilization patterns.  Allows DOI commissioner to promulgate rules as needed.

Senate:
Smallwood (R)

House:
Todd (D)

 

 

SB20-145

HCAC Position:

Oppose

Repeal Colorado Reinsurance Program.

Concerning the repeal of the Colorado Reinsurance Program after one year of operation.  This bill repeals the Colorado reinsurance program in 2022 and limits the operation of the program to one benefit year.

Senate:
Smallwood (R)

House:

 

1/27/20 Assigned to Finance

 

SB20-156

HCAC Position:

Support

Protecting Preventive Health Care Coverage.

Codifies coverage for existing preventive health services; expands coverage for some preventive services; defines family planning services.

Senate:
Pettersen (D)
Moreno (D)

House:
Esgar (D)
Mullica (D)

 

 

 


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