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2009-2010 Interim Testimony

Testimony by N. D. Department of Human Services staff members before Legislative Interim Committees is listed below. Testimony is posted by committee, and is listed by date. For convenience, presenter and subject information is included.

Detailed information about committee responsibilities, membership, and upcoming meetings, is listed on the Legislative Council Web site at http://www.legis.nd.gov/council/interim/2009-2010.html

List By Committee:

Administrative Rules Committee

Department Testimony
June 10, 2010 Julie Leer, Legal Advisory Unit Director Report: N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-02-10-05, Eligibility Criteria for Aid to Vulnerable Aged, Blind and Disabled Individuals
June 10, 2010 Julie Leer, Legal Advisory Unit Director Report: N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-02-06, Ratesetting for Nursing Facilities, and Chapter 75-02-07.1, Ratesetting for Basic Care Facilities
June 10, 2010 Julie Leer, Legal Advisory Unit Director Report: N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-02-06-16, Ratesetting for Nursing Facilities, Rate Determinations
March 9, 2010 Julie Leer, Legal Advisory Unit Director Penalty provisions in administrative rules adopted by the Department and application of standards from other than state and federal laws
March 9, 2010 Julie Leer, Legal Advisory Unit Director Report: N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-02-04.1, Child Support Guidelines
March 9, 2010 Julie Leer, Legal Advisory Unit Director Report: N.D. Admin. Code Section 75-02-02.1-31, Eligibility for Medicaid
March 9, 2010 Julie Leer, Legal Advisory Unit Director Report: N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-02-01.3, Child Care Assistance
March 9, 2010 Julie Leer, Legal Advisory Unit Director Report: N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-03-36, Licensing of Child-Placing Agencies
March 9, 2010 Julie Leer, Legal Advisory Unit Director Report: N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-03-37, Transition-Aged Youth At Risk

Budget Section

Department Testimony
September 22, 2010 Jennifer Witham, Information Technology Services Division Director

Update on budget of the Medicaid Systems Project and Medicaid claims processing

June 22, 2010 Jennifer Witham, Information Technology Services Division Director

Update on Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) project

June 22, 2010 Tom Burlin, Chief Operating Officer for public sector porfolio, Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), a Xerox company

ACS Testimony: Status of North Dakota MMIS project

March 11, 2010 Jennifer Witham, Information Technology Services Division Director

Update on Medicaid Systems Project

March 11, 2010 Mark Boxer, Senior Vice President of Global Technology Services for Affiliated Computer Services ACS Testimony: North Dakota MMIS System Project Status
December 15, 2009 Jennifer Witham, Information Technology Services Division Director

Update on Medicaid Systems Project

September 15, 2009 Jennifer Witham, Information Technology Services Division Director

Request use of contingency funds and status report on the Medicaid Systems Project (MMIS)

HANDOUT: Executive Summary - Impact of Implementation Schedule Delay

September 15, 2009 Mark Boxer, Senior Vice President of Global Technology Services for Affiliated Computer Services ACS Testimony: North Dakota MMIS System Project Status

Commission on Alternatives to Incarceration

Department Testimony
March 24, 2010 JoAnne Hoesel, DHS Division of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Report on residential treatment services for individuals with a primary methamphetamine addiction
March 24, 2010 Pamela Sagness, DHS Prevention Administrator, Division of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Information on the substance abuse prevention coordinators and the North Dakota community readiness survey

Education Committee

Department Testimony
October 12, 2010 JoAnne Hoesel, DHS Division of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Report from the Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force

Health and Human Services Committee

Department Testimony
October 7, 2010 JoAnne Hoesel, DHS Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Division Director Update on mental health and substance abuse treatment beds in the state
October 7, 2010 Maggie Anderson, DHS Medical Services Division Director Report on Children's Health Insurance Program enrollment and costs
October 7, 2010 Carol Cartledge, DHS Public Assistance Director Report on Alternatives to Abortion Services
August 5, 2010 Barb Siegel, DHS Child Support Enforcement Division Impact of federal health care reform legislation on the child support enforcement program
August 5, 2010 Maggie Anderson, DHS Medical Services Division Director Number of Native Americans eligible for Medicaid by county
August 5, 2010 Nancy McKenzie, Statewide Director of DHS Regional Human Service Centers Mental health and substance abuse treatment referral sources, service issues, crisis-bed capacity, per capita cost of services
August 5, 2010 Maggie Anderson, DHS Medical Services Division Director Money Follows the Person Quality of Life Survey results
August 5, 2010 Carol Cartledge, DHS Public Assistance Director Report on alternatives to abortion services provided
August 5, 2010 Tara Muhlhauser, DHS Children and Family Services Division Director Report on adoptions and services for pregnant minors
August 5, 2010 Maggie Anderson, DHS Medical Services Division Director Medicaid eligibility criteria fro pregnant women
June 16, 2010 Brenda Weisz, DHS Chief Financial Officer Preliminary, estimated costs to continue services for the 2011 – 2013 biennium
June 16, 2010 Nancy McKenzie, Statewide Director of DHS Regional Human Service Centers Report on cost of substance abuse and mental health services in each region and numbers of people served
June 16, 2010 Karen Tescher, Assistant Director of Long-Term Care Services, DHS Medical Services Division Comparison of costs associated with Money Follows the Person grant services and costs related to nursing facility and intermediate care facility services
June 16, 2010 Carol Cartledge, DHS Public Assistance Director Report on Alternatives-to-Abortion services
March 23, 2010 Maggie Anderson, DHS Medical Services Division Director Update on Money Follows the Person (MFP) grant activities and the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
March 23, 2010 Maggie Anderson, DHS Medical Services Division Director Report on number of pregnant women denied Medicaid coverage due to income; household size of those receiving Medicaid prenatal and delivery services; number of teens receiving prenatal services through the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP); and eligibility requirements for Medicaid and CHIP
March 23, 2010 Marilyn Rudolph, DHS North Central Human Service Center Director Report on services and outcomes at Kay's Place (formerly called Oppen Home for girls)
March 23, 2010 Tara Muhlhauser, Children & Family Services Division Director Child welfare-related memorandums of understanding with tribal entities
Nov. 18, 2009 Maggie Anderson, DHS Medical Services Division Programs and services available to pregnant minors
Nov. 18, 2009 Delores Friedt, DHS Children & Family Services Division Programs and services available to pregnant minors
Nov. 18, 2009 Carol Cartledge, DHS Public Assistance Status of Alternatives-to-Abortion Services
Nov. 18, 2009 Maggie Anderson, DHS Medical Services Division State Children's Health Insurance Program Annual Report
Nov. 18, 2009 Maggie Anderson, DHS Medical Services Division Unmet Healthcare Needs Study - Handout: N.D. Medicaid health coverage summary
Nov. 17, 2009 Brenda Weisz, DHS Chief Financial Officer Coordination of state and tribal human service programs; involvement of counties and tribes in DHS budgeting process; status of Indian county payments
Nov. 17, 2009 JoAnne Hoesel, DHS Division of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Voucher use and client ability to choose providers
Nov. 17, 2009 Jennifer Witham, DHS Information Technology Services Division Status: Medicaid Systems Project (MMIS)

Industry, Business & Labor Committee

Department Testimony
April 28, 2010 Maggie Anderson, Medical Services Division Director Impact of Health Care Reform Legislation on the Medicaid Program and ND Dept. of Human Services

Information Technology Committee

Department Testimony
October 14, 2010 DHS Information Technology Services Division Director Medicaid Systems Project report
March 24, 2010 Jennifer Witham, Information Technology Services Division Director Minimum Data Set project startup report
January 27, 2010 Jennifer Witham, Information Technology Services Division Director Status of Medicaid Systems Project, Office Vision replacement project, and Master Client Index project
October 20, 2009 Jennifer Witham, Information Technology Services Division Director Status of Medicaid Systems Project and Electronic Benefits Transfer Project

Judicial Process Interim Committee

Department Testimony

Sept. 16, 2010

James Fleming, Child Support Enforcement

Child Support Enforcement developments including child support guidelines, child care expenses, interstate cases, and outreach to the state bar

June 9, 2010

Alex Schweitzer, Superintendent, ND State Hospital

Annual Report on the Security Arrangement between the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the Department of Human Services

December 14, 2009

Andrew McLean, MD, Medical Director, ND Dept. of Human Services

Commitment procedures

December 14, 2009

Timothy Sauter, Director of Badlands Human Service Center (Dickinson) and West Central Human Service Center (Bismarck)

Services provided by Badlands Human Service Center and available to residents of southwestern N.D.

September 17, 2009

Tara Muhlhauser, Children & Family Services Division

Children and family services and consumer inquiries

September 17, 2009

Mike Schwindt, Child Support Enforcement Division Director

Child Support Enforcement Update

Long Term Care Committee

Department Testimony
September 28, 2010 JoAnne Hoesel, DHS Cabinet Lead for Program & Policy Divisions Ratesetting for developmental disabilities and home and community-based service providers (HB 1556)
September 28, 2010 JoAnne Hoesel, DHS Cabinet Lead for Program & Policy Divisions Review of developmental disabilities audit and reimbursement process (SB 2423)
September 28, 2010 Brenda Weisz, DHS Chief Financial Officer Cost to continue programs in the 2011-2013 biennium
September 28, 2010 LeeAnn Thiel, Administrator of Medicaid Payment and Reimbursement, DHS Medical Services Division Status of the implementation of the new minimum data set for nursing facilities
September 28, 2010 Karen Tescher, Assistant Director of the Long Term Care Continuum,DHS Medical Services Division Assisted living facility rent subsidy pilot project
September 28, 2010 Susan Wagner, DHS Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Division Status of implementation of Senate Bill 2198 relating to Traumatic Brain Injury Services
July 14, 2010 Maggie Anderson, Director, DHS Medical Services Division Cost to continue nursing facility property limits
July 14, 2010 Susan Wagner, program administra-tor of DHS Division of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Data on people with traumatic brain injuries served and services received from infant development, Medicaid, developmental disabilities, and other Dept. of Human Services programs
July 14, 2010 Linda Wright, Director, DHS Aging Services Division Update on Dementia Care Program services
July 14, 2010 JoAnne Hoesel, DHS Cabinet Lead for Program & Policy Divisions Outcomes/recommendations from the rate setting study for licensed developmental disabilities and home and community-based service providers
July 14, 2010 John Bole, Director of the Developmental Disabilities Division Review of audit and reimbursement process and review and reconsideration of the 95 percent occupancy rule for developmental disabilities providers
May 6, 2010 JoAnne Hoesel, DHS Cabinet Lead for Program & Policy Divisions Summary on the rate setting process used in the developmental disabilities programs
May 6, 2010 Susan Wagner, program administra-tor of DHS Division of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Services available to children with traumatic brain injuries
March 10, 2010 Barb Fischer, Assistant Director, Budget & Operations - Medical Services Division Overview of the nursing facility payment system, the resident classification process, the implementation of MDS 3.0, and the private pay appeals process
March 10, 2010 LeeAnn Thiel, Administrator of Medicaid Payment and Reimbursement Services- Medical Services Division Assisted living facility licensing requirements
March 10, 2010 Karen Tescher, Assistant Director of the Long Term Care Continuum - Medical Services Division Assisted living facility rent subsity pilot project (HB 1327)
March 10, 2010 Karen Tescher, Assistant Director of the Long Term Care Continuum - Medical Services Division Overview of adult family foster care services and related program funding
March 10, 2010 John Bole, Developmental Disabilities Division Director Study of developmental disability service provider rates (setting)
March 10, 2010 Linda Wright, Aging Services Division Director Information about dementia care services
March 10, 2010 Susan Wagner, Traumatic Brain Injury Services Program Administrator Information on traumatic brain injury services and supports and Department of Human Services responsibilities
March 10, 2010 Susan Wagner, Traumatic Brain Injury Services Program Administrator

Services available in N.D. for people affected by traumatic brain injuries

  • Attachment: N.D. Home & Community Based Long-Term Care Programs and Participation Criteria

Public Safety Committee

Department Testimony
August 4, 2010 Maggie Anderson, Medical Services Division Director Estimate of funding needed to fully reimburse ambulance services for serving Medicaid patients
March 17, 2010 Maggie Anderson, Medical Services Division Director Medicaid reimbursement for ambulance services

Tribal-State Relations Committee

Department Testimony
July 27, 2010 Mike Schwindt, Child Support Enforcement Division Director Update on interactions between the tribes and the state on child support enforcement services, and interest charged
October 22, 2010 Mike Schwindt, Child Support Enforcement Division Director Update on interactions between the tribes and the state on child support enforcement services
October 22, 2009 Tess Frohlich, Home and Community-Based Services Administrator, Medical Services Division Update on the status of Medicaid-funded targeted case management services for Native American Elders

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