HB 1520 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 1520
SPONSORS: Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3; Rep. Indruk, Hills. 34; Rep. Woods, Merr. 23; Rep. Fargo, Straf. 14; Rep. Weston, Graf. 8; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5
COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
This bill establishes the New Hampshire health policy commission to monitor health care delivery and spending.
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Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
12Mar2020... 0953h 20-2490
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
1 Statement of Purpose. The general court recognizes that the health care delivery system of the state of New Hampshire is responsible for constantly improving health care outcomes and managing health care costs across the state. The health care delivery system is therefore vital to the economy and well being of all New Hampshire citizens. Therefore the general court hereby establishes the New Hampshire health policy commission to advise and make recommendations to state agencies for the purposes of improved health and managed cost for all New Hampshire citizens.
New Hampshire Health Policy Commission
126-A:81 New Hampshire Health Policy Commission Established.
I. There is established the New Hampshire health policy commission to advise the governor and council, the attorney general, and the general court on health care policy.
II. The members of the commission shall be as follows:
(a) The commissioner of the department of health and human services, or designee.
(b) The commissioner of the insurance department, or designee.
(c) The attorney general, or designee.
(d) A physician with expertise in health policy, appointed by the New Hampshire Medical Society.
(e) A representative of New Hampshire health insurers, appointed by America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).
(f) A representative of the New Hampshire Hospital Association, appointed by the association.
(g) The director of the university of New Hampshire institute for health policy and practice, or designee.
(h) The president of Endowment for Health, or designee.
(i) A representative of the New Hampshire Health Care Association, appointed by the association.
(j) The chair of the university of New Hampshire department of health management and policy, or designee.
(k) A public member with expertise in health care delivery and management, appointed by the governor with confirmation by the executive council.
(l) A representative of the Bi-State Primary Care Association, appointed by the association.
(m) A representative of NAMI New Hampshire, appointed by that organization.
(n) A representative of the New Hampshire Nurses’ Association, appointed by that association.
(o) A representative of the Business and Industry Association (BIA), appointed by the association.
(p) A representative of labor with expertise in representing the health care workforce, appointed by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1984.
(q) A representative of the Home Care Association of New Hampshire, appointed by the association.
(r) The commissioner of the department of corrections, or designee.
(s) A member of the house of representatives who shall be a member of the health, human services and elderly affairs committee, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
III. The legislative member shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission. The members appointed pursuant to subparagraphs II(a) through (c) and (r) and (s) shall serve terms coterminous with their terms in office. The members appointed pursuant to subparagraphs II(d) through (q) shall serve 4-year terms; provided that initially such members shall serve staggered terms and no such member shall serve more than 2 consecutive terms. The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the commissioner of the department of health and human services. The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this subdivision. A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum. The commission shall convene at least 4 times per year. The commission shall be subject to the provisions of 91-A.
IV.(a) The commission's duties shall include, but not be limited to:
(1) Monitoring health care costs in New Hampshire.
(2) Monitoring provider and payer performance.
(3) Recommending standards for health care delivery systems to best meet medical, behavioral, and social needs.
(4) Analyzing the impact of health care market transactions such as mergers and acquisitions on cost, access, and quality of care.
(5) Analyzing community health care delivery and innovations.
(6) Safeguarding consumers, patients, and providers regarding prior authorization requirements, coverage, and health care decisions by health plans and insurers.
(7) Analyzing the unique needs of health care delivery in rural areas addressing cost and the impact of changes on critical access hospitals and making recommendations regarding such changes.
(8) Identifying the needs of New Hampshire residents regarding health care services, programs, and facilities, identifying the resources currently available and the additional resources which are necessary to meet such needs with affordable access.
(9) Other matters the commission deems necessary related to health care policy.
(b) The commission may solicit information and participation from any source determined to be necessary by the commission. The commission may develop standing advisory committees as it deems necessary.
(c) The commission shall be administratively attached, pursuant to RSA 21-G, to the department of health and human services.
V. The commission shall submit an annual report to the governor, speaker of the house of representatives, president of the senate, and chairpersons of the house and senate committees having jurisdiction over finance and health and human services November 1 of each year, commencing on November 1, 2020, regarding the activities of the commission.
|Jan. 30, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 5, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 18, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|March 3, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|March 11, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 1 P. 25|
|Jan. 30, 2020||Public Hearing: 01/30/2020 01:30 pm LOB 205|
|Feb. 5, 2020||Public Hearing: 02/05/2020 01:45 pm LOB 202|
|Feb. 18, 2020||==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/18/2020 01:00 pm LOB 205|
|March 3, 2020||==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/03/2020 10:00 am LOB 205|
|March 11, 2020||Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0953h for 03/11/2020 (Vote 15-5; RC) HC 10 P. 58|
|Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0953h (Vote 15-5; RC)|
|Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate|
|March 12, 2020||Amendment # 2020-0953h: AA VV 03/12/2020|
|March 12, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0953h: MA DV 178-115 03/12/2020|