Public Hearing regarding the BHC Report

Senate Health and Human Services Committee

Tuesday, November 15 | 10:00 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B


AGENDA

Hearing regarding the BHC Report

Schedule

10:00             Opening Remarks

                        Senator Michele Brooks, Majority Chair, Health & Human Services

                        Senator Art Haywood, Minority Chair, Health & Human Services                

10:15             Panel 1 – General Assembly appointees on the BHC

                        Senator Maria Collett, Senate Democratic Caucus

                        Representative Wendi Thomas, House Republican Caucus

                        Representative Mike Schlossberg, House Democratic Caucus

                        Questions and Open Discussion

10:45             Panel 2 – Statewide stakeholder feedback on the BHC Report

                        Zach Shamberg, President & CEO, Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA) – Testimony

                        Jeff Bechtel, Senior VP, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) – Testimony

                        Brinda Penyak, Deputy Executive Director, County Commissioners Association of Pa (CCAP) – Testimony

                        Questions and Open Discussion

11:30             Adjourn

Meeting to consider SB359, SB917, SB1136, SB1195, SR352, HB293, HB1443, HB1630, HB2293, HB2357 and HB2530

Senate Health and Human Services Committee

Tuesday, October 18 | 11:00 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A


Agenda

Consideration of Legislation

  • SR 352 (Brooks) – JSGC Study on drug & alcohol addiction treatment provider rates
  • SB 359 (Schwank) – Expanding Medicaid coverage for postpartum women
  • SB 1136 (Mensch) – Amends the Vital Statistics Law to require data sharing with governmental agencies
  • SB 1195 (Argall) – Findings related to PA Lottery winners on public assistance rolls
  • SB 1358 (Brooks) – Ensuring patient access to health care practitioners by restricting non-compete clauses in their contracts and requiring patient notification
  • HB 293 (Oberlander) – Medicaid coverage for anti-obesity medications
  • HB 1443 (Hershey) – Allows PA-licensed labs to advertise their tests
  • HB 1630 (Fritz) – Requires the Auditor General to audit pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) contracted with Medicaid managed care organizations
  • SB 917 (Aument) – Senate companion legislation
  • HB 2293 (Bonner) – Oversight of temporary health care agencies
  • HB 2357 (Pennycuick) – DOH oversight of Kratom products and prohibiting sale to individuals under 21 years of age
  • HB 2530 (Silvis) – COVID-19 Waiver flexibility for permanency by discontinuing DHS’ prudent pay policy for ODP providers

Recess to the Call of the Chair

Public hearing on the Tick Crisis/Lyme Disease in PA

Senate Health & Human Services Committee

Tuesday, September 20 | 11 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A


Agenda

Public hearing on the Tick Crisis/Lyme Disease in PA

Schedule

11:00             Opening Remarks

                        Senator Michele Brooks, Majority Chair

                        Senator Art Haywood, Minority Chair                       

11:05             Panel

                        Dr. Denise Johnson – Testimony
                        Physician General and Acting Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Health

                        Nicole Chinnici – Testimony
                        Director, Tick Research Lab of Pennsylvania at East Stroudsburg University

                        Dr. Henry Lindner – Testimony
                        Private practicing physician in Tunkhannock, PA

                        Dr. John Goldman
                        Infectious Disease physician, UPMC

                        Eric A. Huck
                        President, PA Lyme Resource Network

11:45             Questions and Panel Discussion

12:30             Recess to the Call of the Chair