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May 17, 2011
DAS General Services Building
1225 Ferry St SE, Ste B, Salem
Health Engagement Model (HEM)
Public Meeting Minutes
Tues., May 17, 2011; 9:30 a.m.-12 noon
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PEBB HEM Subcommittee Members
Rich Peppers, Chair
Nora Leibowitz
Diane Lovell
Jeanene Smith (absent)
PEBB Staff
Wendy Edwards
Ingrid Norberg
Joan Kapowich
Kathy Loretz
Chérie Taylor
Jeff Akers, Kaiser
Rocky King, Board Vice-Chair
Megan Myrick, Willamette Dental
Cynthia Platonov, ODS
Jean Poling, Kaiser
Ernie Pressman, UO
Cash Singleton, Providence
Deborah Tremblay, OJD
Amanda Waldroupe, The Lund Report
Denise Yunker, OUS
Andrea Zottola, PMG/Providence
VIDEO STREAM: 00:00:00/01:32:06
Introductions and Approval of Minutes (info/action: HEMAtt.1)
Chair Peppers welcomed members and attendees, and called for approval of the Subcommittee’s April 25, 2011 meeting minutes.
ACTION: Diane Lovell moved to approve the minutes. Rocky King carried the motion, which passed unanimously.
Possible Additions to Additional Cost Tier (info/action: HEMAtt.2)
Administrator Kapowich updated the Subcommittee on added potential treatments to the Additional Cost Tier.
Diane Lovell moved to exclude the first eight treatments, as well as sinus surgery and radio frequency ablation from current coverage, while adding knee/hip resurfacing, hip arthroplasty, and tightened bariatric surgery coverage to Additional Cost Tiers, to close the $5 million gap in current reserves. Nora Leibowitz carried the motion, which the Subcommittee unanimously passed.
Update and Discussion (info/discussion)
Administrator Kapowich updated the Subcommittee on ongoing discussions between PEBB staff and Kaiser and Providence on health engagement.
Written Public Comment
No written public comment was submitted.