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House Journal: Page 1514: Wednesday, April 25, 2001

Heaton of Henry offered the following amendment H(1701 filed by
him and Osterhaus of Jackson from the floor and moved its adoption:

H-1701

1 Amend House File 732 as follows:
2 1. Page 22, by inserting after line 18, the
3 following:
4 " . If federal funding is received, the
5 department may participate in a federal home telecare
6 pilot program intended to manage health care needs of
7 subpopulations of Iowans and specifically including
8 subpopulations of Iowans who require high utilization
9 of health care services and represent a
10 disproportionate share of consumption of health care
11 services. The program shall be implemented as a
12 collaboration of public, private, and academic
13 participants and may include the participation of the
14 department of human services, the department of elder
15 affairs, and the Iowa department of public health,
16 with the intent of showing cost savings in proactively
17 managing diseases of selective populations through the
18 utilization of communications technology and
19 management protocols. The program may direct telecare
20 services to persons with diagnoses of specific
21 nonacute, chronic illnesses which may include but are
22 not limited to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,
23 congestive heart disease, diabetes, and asthma. The
24 telecare program may provide a proactive call center
25 staffed by appropriate, licensed health care providers
26 equipped with disease management protocols. For the
27 purposes of this section, "telecare" shall include but
28 is not limited to the interactive delivery of
29 diagnostic, clinical, consultative, data, and
30 educational services utilizing a transmission network
31 which may include but is not limited to the live
32 transmission of audio and video data."
33 2. By renumbering as necessary.

Amendment H(1701 was adopted.

Heaton of Henry asked and received unanimous consent that
amendment H-1710 be deferred.

Osterhaus of Jackson offered the following amendment H(1629
filed by him and moved its adoption:



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