COMMITTEE:    Health & Human Services 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 

PLACE:        Senate Chamber 
CHAIR:        Senator Jane Nelson 



The Senate Committee on Health and Human Services will take up the following charges:


Charge #4 - Review existing policies for prior authorization and medical necessity review across the Medicaid Program, including nursing homes and orthodontic services. Make recommendations on how these policies could be improved to save money by reducing unnecessary utilization and fraud.


Charge #7 - Examine the delivery and financing of public health services in our state, including how federal funds are distributed by the state to local health departments and whether the work done by Regional Health Departments operated by the Department of State Health Services overlap unnecessarily with local health departments.



Public testimony will be limited to 3 minutes.

If submitting written testimony, please provide 20 copies with your name on each.