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Minnesota Senate Weekly Schedule

Sunday, August 15, 2010 - Saturday, August 21, 2010

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The Senate publishes a schedule of Senate committee hearings and floor sessions. The schedule is continually updated.

01 Links to days that have meetings scheduled are shown in red on the calendar.
Monday, August 16, 2010  
11:00 a.m.  
Monday, August 16, 2010
Rules and Administration - Subcommittee on Committees
Meeting Minutes
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Chair: Sen. Lawrence J. Pogemiller
11:00 AM
Room 125 Capitol
Appointments to various task forces, commissions, etc.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010  
1:30 p.m.  
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
HCAC- Health Care Exchange Working Group
Chairs: Sen. Linda Berglin and Rep. Paul Thissen
1:30 p.m.
Room 15 Capitol
Overview of Federal laws and tax credits related to exchange
Explanation of existing exchanges that other states are implementing
Decisions to be made regarding exchange
Federal funding available for exchange
Presentation of 2008 Mathematica study recommendations
Timeline for recommendations to full HCAC

Wednesday, August 18, 2010
HCAC- Payment Reform Working Group
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Chairs: Sen. Tony Lourey and Rep. Thomas Huntley
1:30 p.m.
Room 123 Capitol

Overview of working group scope and timeline for submission of
recommendations to the full commission

S.F. XXXX Review of health care payment models currently used in Minnesota, both in public programs and private plans. Discussion of other health care payment models that could be implemented in the state, such as those considered in Minnesota’s 2008 reforms, promoted under the Affordable Care Act, and used in other states or countries. Future meeting dates.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010
HCAC- Workforce Shortage Working Group
Chairs: Sen. Ann Lynch and Rep. Tina Liebling
1:30 p.m.
Room 107 Capitol
Current Status of Minnesota’s health care workforce
Update on workforce promotion opportunities in the federal Affordable Care Act
Report of incentives currently available to develop, attract, and retain a highly skilled health care workforce
Future meeting dates


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