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Board Meeting Minutes
Sept. 21, 2010
DAS General Services Building
1225 Ferry St SE, Ste B, Salem
Public Meeting Minutes
Tues., Sept. 21, 2010; 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
APPROVED - 20101019
NOTE:  Time codes for the video stream (xx:xx:xx) are provided at the beginning of each section. Please refer to the recorded video stream of this meeting for additional details. Items may be heard out of agenda order.
 
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Board Members Present
Rich Peppers, Chair
Peter Callero
Rocky King (absent)
Diane Lovell
Paul McKenna
Fariborz Pakseresht
Jeanene Smith (absent)
Barney Speight (absent)
PEBB Staff Present
Bobbie Barott
Wendy Edwards
Chelsea Hollingsworth
Joan Kapowich
Kathy Loretz
Ingrid Norberg
Margaret Smith-Isa
Guests Present
Jim Scherzinger, DHS-OHA
John Swanson, DHS-OHA
Stacy Schubert, Public Health
Alison Little, MD, OEBB Board Member
Steve McNannay, OEBB Board Member
Consultants Present
Mikel Gray, Mercer
 
Agenda
[PRE-BREAK VIDEO STREAM: Screen 1]
Welcome and Approval of Minutes
Overview of Meeting and Updates
Weight Watchers®
Appeal
Operations Subcommittee Report
OHA Update
Public Comment
[POST-BREAK VIDEO STREAM: Screen 2]
Midwife Coverage
Contract Vision Elements
Evidence-Based Plan Design
BRFSS
EAP Substance Abuse Initiative
2012-13 Plan Design Discussion

 
[PRE-BREAK VIDEO STREAM: 00:00/01:33:43)]
1.
Welcome and Approval of Minutes (info/action: Bdattach.1)
Chair Peppers welcomed members and attendees and then called for a motion to approve minutes from the Board’s Aug. 17th meeting.
 
Action: Peter Callero moved to approve the minutes. The motion was carried by Diane Lovell and the Board unanimously approved its Aug. meeting minutes.
 
 
00:03
 
 
00:23
 
Overview of Meeting and Updates (info)
Administrator Joan Kapowich provided an overview of the meeting agenda and updated the Board on topical activities.
 
 
00:34
2.
Weight Watchers® (info/discussion: Bdattach.2)
Margaret Smith-Isa, Program Development Coordinator, explained the new enrollment process for this wellness program to the Board.
 
 
06:02
 
6.
Appeal (info/action)
Wendy Edwards, Director of Operations, reviewed agency denial of coverage for a member’s 26-year-old and asked the Board to take action on member’s appeal.
 
Action: Diane Lovell moved to uphold denial of coverage, which was carried by Paul McKenna. The Board unanimously approved denial of the appeal.
 
 
16:32
 
 
 
 
20:16
9.
Operations Subcommittee Report (info/discussion: Bdattach.5)
Paul McKenna, Board Member and Subcommittee Chair, summarized the Subcommittee’s Sept. 3, 2010 meeting for the Board.
 
 
20:45
3.
OHA Update (info/discussion)
Jim Scherzinger and John Swanson, DHS, updated the Board on Oregon Health Authority organizational development and decisions.
 
 
28:52
4.
Public Comment
Oral public comment regarding licensed direct entry midwifery benefits was heard from Mandy Lindgren, UO, and Melissa Cheyney, OSU. Dennis Hopwood, EOU, presented the Board with oral comment regarding rural subsidy.
 
 
01:08:16

 
[POST-BREAK VIDEO STREAM: 00:00/02:05:02)]
5.
Midwife Coverage (info/discussion/action: Bdattach.3)
Kathy Loretz, Deputy Administrator, reported back to the Board on the addition of Licensed Direct Entry Midwife benefit.
 
Action: Diane Lovell moved to conform plan design to the description provided in Bdattach.3, including a requirement for the OAR-described patient disclosure form in order to cover these services. Paul McKenna carried the motion. Fariborz Pakseresht amended the motion to continue current midwifery benefits until Jan. 1, 2011, or when new OARs are adopted. At such time, midwifery benefits will be based on the Board of Direct Entry Midwifery’s OARs. Paul McKenna seconded the amended motion, which the Board unanimously adopted.
 
 
00:18
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12:55
11.
Contract Vision Elements (info/discussion: Bdattach.6)
Margaret Smith-Isa, Program Development Coordinator, provided the Board with a summary of Board vision elements contained in PEBB’s vendor contracts.
 
 
14:06
7.
Evidence-Based Plan Design (info/discussion)
OEBB Board members Allison Little, MD (OHSU), and Steve McNannay (OEA) described OEBB’s efforts to craft its evidence-based plan design.
 
 
29:45
 
8.
BRFSS (info/discussion: Bdattach.4)
Stacey Schubert, Public Health, reported the 2009 survey’s results to the Board.
 
 
01:01:06
10.
EAP Substance Abuse Initiative (info/discussion)
Julie Marshall, PhD, Cascade Centers, updated the Board with an overview of Cascade Centers’ substance abuse initiative, as well as preliminary findings.
 
 
01:44:10
12.
2012-13 Plan Design Discussion (info/discussion: Bdattach.7)
Joan Kapowich, Administrator, discussed various plan design elements the Board is currently studying.
 
 
01:54:25
 
Adjourn
 
02:04:59