Study on Balance Billing by Out-of-Network Providers

(Senate Interim Study 17-28)

Study on Licensure of Midwives

(Senate Interim Study 17-26)

Study on Suicide Prevention

(Senate Interim Study 17-33)

Study on Radiologic Technologists

(Senate Interim Study 17-32)



SUBJECT:                     Second Meeting

DATE:                            Wednesday, October 11, 2017

TIME:                             9:30 a.m.

LOCATION:                   Room 419-C, State Capitol Building




  1. Welcome and Introductions


  1. 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: IS 17-28, Study on Balance Billing by Out-of-Network Providers – Senator Yen


·         Dr. Robby Frantz, TeamHealth Emergency Physician

·         Lance Torcum, VP of Payer Strategy- Integris OK

·         Dr. Jay Cunningham, Anesthesiologist

·         Dr. Eric Costello, D.O. and past President of the Oklahoma State Radiological Society

·         Dr. James Kennedye, Emergency Physician

·         Lydia Shirley, Assistant Commissioner- Oklahoma Insurance Department


  1. 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: IS 17-26, Study on Licensure of Midwives –Senator Yen


·         Dr. Dana Stone, MD and member of the American College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians

·         David Crall, Senate Health and Human Services Committee

·         Lynne Burson, APRN and member of the Oklahoma Nurses Association



  1. 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Break



  1. 1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: IS 17-33, Study on Suicide Prevention – Senator Matthews


·         1:15-1:20  Opening Remarks: Senator Matthews

·         1:20-1:25  Scope of Problem:  Mark Davis, Mental Health Association Oklahoma

·         1:25-1:30  Personal Testimony: Brian Paul, Veterans 4 Life

·         1:30-1:40  Current Suicide Prevention Initiatives: Shelby Rowe, ODMHSAS and Dr. Charles Gill, Saint Anthony, QPR ,Suicide Prevention Hotline, SBIRT, Zero Suicide Initiative

·         1:40-1:50  Healthcare Professionals and Training: Dr. Jason Beaman, OSU Center for Health Sciences, Mental Health, Addiction and Suicide Training, Opioid Epidemic and Prevention of Overdose, Project Echo

·         1:50-2:00  Solutions and Innovations: Melissa Baldwin, Mental Health Association Oklahoma; First Responders and Mental Health Partnerships; Multi-Disciplinary Mobile Teams

·         2:00-2:05  Closing remarks: Senator Matthews

·         2:05-2:15  Questions, comments, responses


  1. 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: IS 17-32, Study on Radiologic Technologists – Senator Scott


·         Robert K. Gelczer, MD, Radiologist

·         Scott S. Tulane, MSRS, RT(R)(CT)

·         Tanya Vasso, MSRS, RT(R)(CT)


  1. Other Business.




Senator Ervin Yen, Chair

Senator Rob Standridge, Vice Chair

Senator Kim David

Senator Kay Floyd

Senator AJ Griffin

Senator Darcy Jech

Senator Greg McCortney

Senator Anastasia Pittman

Senator Adam Pugh

Senator Dave Rader

Senator Joseph Silk

Senator Frank Simpson


Senate Staff:

David Crall, Legislative Analyst

Anthony Sammons, Fiscal Analyst

Lori Block, Attorney

Andrea Gaylord, Administrative Assistant


Studies Requested by:

Senator Ervin Yen, 17-28; 17-26

Senator Kevin Matthews, 17-33

Senator Paul Scott, 17-32





October 11, 2017