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2017-2018 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 committees, upcoming meetings, and more is listed on the Legislative Branch website at http://www.legis.nd.gov/.

List By Committee:

Administrative Rules Committee

Department Testimony
March 13, 2018 Jonathan Alm, Legal Services Division

N.D. Admin. Code Sections 75-09.1-01-01, Definitions; Article 75-09.2, Substance Use Disorder Early Intervention; and Chapter 75-09.2-01, Alcohol and Drug Early Intervention Program

March 13, 2018 Jonathan Alm, Legal Services Division

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-04, Developmental Disabilities

March 13, 2018 Jonathan Alm, Legal Services Division

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-03-38 and 75-03-39, Autism Spectrum Disorder Voucher Program and Autism Services Waiver

March 13, 2018 Jonathan Alm, Legal Services Division

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-03-07, 75-03-07.1, 75-03-08, 75-03-09, 75-03-10, 75-03-11, and 75-03-11.1, Licensing of Early Childhood Services

March 13, 2018 Jonathan Alm, Legal Services Division

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-02-07.1, Ratesetting for Basic Care Facilities

March 13, 2018 Jonathan Alm, Legal Services Division

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-02-06, Ratesetting for Nursing Home Care

March 13, 2018 Jonathan Alm, Legal Services Division

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-02-05, Provider Integrity

March 13, 2018 Jonathan Alm, Legal Services Division

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-02-02.1, Eligibility for Medicaid

March 13, 2018 Jonathan Alm, Legal Services Division

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-02-02, Medical Services

March 13, 2018 Jonathan Alm, Legal Services Division

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-01-03, Appeals and Hearings

Dec. 5, 2017 Jonathan Alm, Legal Services Division

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-03-23, Provision of Home and Community-Based Services under the Service Payments for Elderly and Disabled Program and the Medicaid Waiver for the Aged and Disabled Program

Dec. 5, 2017 Jonathan Alm, Legal Services Division

N.D. Admin. Code Chapter 75-02-04.1, Child Support Guidelines

Budget Section

Department Testimony
     

Education Funding Committee

Department Testimony
March 14, 2018 Maggie Anderson, Medical Services Division Overview of Medicaid funding provided for services in schools, including services covered and reimbursement

Employee Benefits Programs Committee

Department Testimony
     

Government Administration Committee

Department Testimony
     

Government Finance Committee

Department Testimony
     

Health Services Committee

Department Testimony
April 25, 2018 Michele Gee, Economic Assistance Division Medicaid eligibility requirements and the role of county social services in determining eligibility for Medicaid
April 25, 2018 Tina Bay, Developmental Disabilities Division Medicaid referral process (for Medicaid eligibility)
April 25, 2018 Amanda Carlson, Developmental Disabilities Division Referrals to Part C services
April 25, 2018 Tom Eide, Field Services and Fiscal Division Update on Life Skills and Transition Center costs
April 25, 2018 Tina Bay, Developmental Disabilities Division Status of implementing the new reimbursement system for services to individuals with developmental disabilities
April 25, 2018 Lisa Peterson, Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and Pamela Sagness, DHS Behavioral Health Division Update on the Free Through Recovery program (a Justice Reinvestment Initative)
April 25, 2018 Pamela Sagness, Behavioral Health Division Updates on Behavioral Health initiatives, including the behavioral health system study work plan and the Substance Use Disorder Voucher program
April 25, 2018 Rosalie Etherington, Field Services and State Hospital and Tom Eide, Field Services and Fiscal Updates on Open Access clinical model, number of people served and wait times at the regional human service centers, emergency and crisis services, and behavioral health rehabilitation and recovery management
Jan. 3, 2018 Amanda Carlson, Part C Coordinator, Developmental Disabilities Division Child Find regulations for infants and toddlers and system coordination
Jan. 3, 2018 Pamela Sagness, Behavioral Health Division North Dakota Olmstead Commission structure, service monitoring and planning
Jan. 3, 2018 Tina Bay, Developmental Disabilities Division Status of the new payment system for providers of services to individuals with developmental disabilities
Jan. 3, 2018 Pamela Sagness, Behavioral Health Division Behavioral health update including status of the Free Through Recovery Initiative (Justice Reinvestment) community behavioral health program and strategic planning to increase availability of behavioral health services
Jan. 3, 2018 Chris Jones, Human Services Status on the Task Force on Children's Behavioral Health
Oct. 24, 2017 Susan Foerster, Life Skills and Transition Center

Life Skills and Transition Center programs, services and community involvement: PDF of Powerpoint presentation

Oct. 24, 2017 Tina Bay, Developmental Disabilities Division State's early intervention system for children ages birth to 3 years with developmental disabilities
Oct. 24, 2017 Chris Jones, Human Services Department of Human Services organizational structure, vision and new developments
Oct. 24, 2017 Tina Bay, Developmental Disabilities Division
Oct. 24, 2017 Rosalie Etherington, Regional Human Service Centers and N.D. State Hospital

Public behavioral health services: Number of individuals receiving services by region (SFY 2017) and potential services overlap

Aug. 1, 2017 Tina Bay, Developmental Disabilities Division Developmental disabilities services delivery system overview
Aug. 1, 2017 Susan Foerster, Life Skills & Transition Center Life Skills and Transition Center programs and services overview
Aug. 1, 2017

Rosalie Etherington, Regional Human Service Centers and State Hospital

Slides: Overview of Human Service Center and North Dakota State Hospital services

Aug. 1, 2017 Pamela Sagness, Behavioral Health Division Slides: Behavioral Health Division overview
Aug. 1, 2017 Tina Bay, Developmental Disabilities Division Developmental Disabilities Division Early Intervention Services overview (for children birth to age 3)
     

Health Care Reform Review Committee

Department Testimony
Feb. 1, 2018 Erik Elkins, Medical Services Division Status of federal legislation relating to the Children's Health Insurance Program
Feb. 1, 2018 Maggie Anderson, Medical Services Division Contract time lines and how the time lines may intersect if the state moves to providing Medicaid through a contract for managed care services
Sept. 14, 2017 Maggie Anderson, Medical Services Division Managed care study (Medicaid/Medicaid Expansion/Children's Health Insurance Program)

Human Services Committee

Department Testimony
April 24, 2018 Maggie Anderson, Medical Services Division

North Dakota Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Study

April 24, 2018 Bevin Croft, Human Services Research Institute

North Dakota Behavioral Health System Study

April 24, 2018 Chris Jones, Human Services

Update on changes in structure and operations of the Department of Human Services

April 24, 2018 Chris Jones, Human Services

Social Services Redesign Project Update

April 24, 2018 Dept. of Human Services and Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation representatives

Shared vision for services provided within the Tompkins Rehabilitation and Correctional Center

April 24, 2018 Tina Bay, Developmental Disabilities Division

Changes to the payment methodology for developmental disability services

Jan. 4, 2018 Chris Jones, Human Services

Social Services Redesign Project

Jan. 4, 2018 Pamela Sagness, Behavioral Health Division

Behavioral health services update

Jan. 4, 2018 Tom Eide, Field Services - Behavioral Health Direct Services

Operations and structure of the Tompkins program

Jan. 4, 2018 Maggie Anderson, Medical Services Division

Provider reimbursement rates under the Medicaid expansion

Jan. 4, 2018 Maggie Anderson, Medical Services Division

Updated on federal actions related to the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Jan. 4, 2018 Tina Bay, Developmental Disabilities Division

Report on the developmental disability Medicaid waiver study pursuant to Section 2 of 2017 Senate Bill 2041 (Handout: NASDDDS Recommendations and Opportunities)

Oct. 25, 2017 Chris Jones, Human Services

Changes in the department, vision and study of the human services system

Oct. 25, 2017 Maggie Anderson, on behalf of Human Services

Refugee resettlement and service utilization

Oct. 25, 2017 Maggie Anderson, Medical Services

Autism services update

Oct. 25, 2017 Maggie Anderson, Medical Services

Children's Health Insurance Program annual report on enrollment and costs

Aug. 2, 2017 Chris Jones, Human Services

Fact Sheet: Services Provided by the N.D. Department of Human Services and Quarterly Budget Insight Report (July 2015 - March 2017)

Aug. 2, 2017 Rosalie Etherington, N.D. State Hospital

Tompkins Rehabilitation Program operations and image of campus buildings (Handout A)

Aug. 2, 2017 Rosalie Etherington, N.D. State Hospital Tompkins Program outcomes, benefits, and challenges
Aug. 2, 2017 Tom Solberg, Human Services Department of Human Services' role in refugee resettlement process
Aug. 2, 2017 Maggie Anderson, Medical Services Autism Spectrum Disorder plan report

Information Technology Committee

Department Testimony
March 22, 2018 Maggie Anderson, Medical Services Update on the N.D. Health Enterprise Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS)
March 22, 2018 Tom Solberg, Human Services Update on the Eligibility Systems Modernization Project
Sept. 19, 2017 Jenny Witham, Information Technology Services Updates on the Eligibility Systems Modernization Project and the ND Health Enterprise Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS)

Judiciary Committee

Department Testimony
April 2, 2018 Rosalie Etherington, North Dakota State Hospital Report on the services provided by DOCR at the State Hospital relating to individuals who have been committed to the care and custody of the Executive Director of the Department of Human Services
April 2, 2018 Tom Solberg, DHS Executive Office Report on the task force on the prevention of sexual abuse of children
Jan. 11, 2018 Julie Hoffman, Children and Family Services Division North Dakota adoption process
Oct. 10, 2017 Julie Hoffman, Children and Family Services Division North Dakota adoption process

Justice Reinvestment Committee

Department Testimony
April 26, 2018 Pamela Sagness, Behavioral Health Division Progress report on the implementation of Free Through Recovery (Justice Reinvestment)
Jan. 10, 2018 Pamela Sagness, Behavioral Health Division Progress on Free Through Recovery (Justice Reinvestment)

Legislative Audit and Fiscal Review Committee

Department Testimony
     

Taxation Committee

Department Testimony
Dec. 14, 2017 Maggie Anderson, Medical Services Division State's expenditures for long-term care services and information pertaining to the study of providing an income tax credit for premiums paid for hybrid long-term care insurance

Tribal-State Relations Committee

Department Testimony
     

Archive

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