Sen. Mike Gloor
District 35

Welcome

January 8th, 2014

Welcome to my web page with the Nebraska Legislature. I’m so glad you stopped by. This website has a wealth of information on the people and the processes of the Legislature as well as information on the specific legislative bills introduced and passed. In addition, you’ll find links to Nebraska statutes, the Nebraska Constitution and many related documents and institutions. Of course if you can’t find what you need please contact me or my staff and we’ll be happy to assist you.

It is my honor to represent the people of District 35. I look forward to hearing from you.

Mike Gloor

September 8, 2014 PCMH Stakeholder meeting

September 3rd, 2014

Multi-payer patient-centered medical home stakeholder group

Senator John Wightman and Senator Mike Gloor

Meeting date: Monday, September 8, 2014, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Meeting place: Room 1524, State Capitol Building, Lincoln, Nebraska

Conference Access Number: (888) 820-1398; Attendee Code: 1971560#

Agenda

A. Welcome & introductions
B. Anti-trust statement
C. Milbank Fund request for letter to support extending Medicare Demonstration
D. Update on NASHP grant award and list serve
E. Maternity outcome measures committee presentation
F. Alegent ACO presentation
G. Information exchange
H. Set next meeting date and time

Nebraska Medicaid PCMH Standards Validation instrument

August 22nd, 2014

The Nebraska Medicaid Standards used in the 2010 pilot program continues to be used by managed care contractors. Several recent requests for this information have been made and is being considered for use or updating. Therefore, I am uploading the original documentation  to this web page for accessibility.

Tier 2 Verification and Validation Form

Tier 1 Verification and Validation Form

June 6, 2014 SERPA ACO results shared at PCMH stakeholder meeting

July 16th, 2014

Dr. Bob Rauner presents organizational information and clinical results of the SERPA ACO patient centered care. Watch the video at http:youtu.be/ei7ZG6KLGrY

Dr. Mary Ellen Benzik PCMH webinar

July 16th, 2014

Dr. Mary Ellen Benzik recently visited Nebraska at the invitation of Senator Mike Gloor, to share the Michigan story of patient-centered medical home transformation. She spoke with a legislative PCMH Stakeholder group and met with specific  key stakeholders in Nebraska. One of the stops she made was at the Nebraska Medical Association where she presented a webinar on “The What and Whys of Patient-Centered Medical Home.” Follow the link to view the webinar:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccNAuisGuug&list=UUWNnpWCECr6SWSSenyC9aag

 

PCMH Stakeholder June 6, 2014 minutes

July 3rd, 2014

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Multi-payer PCMH Stakeholder meeting agenda for June 6, 2014

May 21st, 2014

 

Multi-payer patient-centered medical home stakeholder group

 

Senator John Wightman and Senator Mike Gloor

 

Meeting date: Friday, June 6, 2014, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

 

Meeting place: Room 1524, State Capitol Building, Lincoln, Nebraska

 

Conference Call in number is 866.842.7869   PC 3023043

 

 Agenda

 

A.  Welcome

 

B.  Report on Milbank Memorial Fund meeting

 

a. request for letter to support extending Medicare Demonstration

 

C.   Update on NASHP grant

 

D.   Maternity outcome measures committee creation

 

E.  Reports from coalition members on PCMH program progress so far

 

F.  Presentation on Serpa ACO process

 

G.  Visioning – where do we go from here? What supports do we need to create?

 

a. what do you want for a learning collaborative and practice coaching?

 

b. what can you contribute to a learning collaborative and coaching?

 

c. suggestions and contributions toward forming an employer coalition.

 

d. what type of formalization of the coalition do you want for future efforts?

 

e. any interest in an all payer claims data base? Or another type of joint data collection or reporting and analysis?

 

H.  Set next meeting date and time

 

I.  Solicit next coalition member presentation for next meeting

PDF version of agenda for download: agenda June 6, 2014

Nebraska highlighted in national report

May 21st, 2014

The National Academy of State Health Policy highlights the Nebraska Multi-Payer Participation Agreement in their briefing entitled, “Matching Patients with Their Providers: Lessons On Attribution and Enrollment from Four Multi-Payer Patient-Centered Medical Home Iniatives.”

Nashp PCMH_Attribution_and_Enrollment Report

Senator Gloor invites District 35 youth to participate in Youth Legislature

March 19th, 2014

News ReleaseYouthLegislature2014

Opinion on health care transformation by Lincoln Journal Star

March 5th, 2014

The following opinion was published in the February 27, 2014 Lincoln Journal Star.

 

Sen. Mike Gloor of Grand Island presented a potent argument this week in favor of a legislative bill that would expand Medicaid coverage in Nebraska under the Affordable Care Act.

In explaining his vote to advance LB887 to the full Legislature, Gloor, a former hospital administrator, said that the bill would help transform health care in Nebraska in ways that would have long-term benefit.

Those benefits would stay in place even if the Affordable Care Act does not survive, Gloor said.

Among the benefits listed by Gloor include a focus on primary care, accountability for patient results, control of spending and patient-centered medical homes, which describes a concept in which patients develop a relationship with a doctor and staff at a clinic in a throwback to the days of the small-town family doctor.

“It’s an appropriate focus on where our health care seems to be headed in this country, and we’re building our Medicaid system around it,” Gloor told the Journal Star’s JoAnne Young.

Gloor’s support for the measure is significant. Last year he opposed a different approach to expanding Medicaid in Nebraska under the Affordable Care Act. That bill never came to a vote because of a filibuster.

This year’s bill, introduced by Sen. Kathy Campbell of Lincoln, represents a new approach that would be unique to Nebraska. Among its major provisions are an emphasis on personal responsibility — for example, people who go to the emergency room for non-emergency health care would have to pay a $75 co-payment.

Importantly, the bill would staunch the hemorrhage of federal tax dollars that Nebraskans are now sending to other states which have expanded Medicaid coverage under the ACA.

Under the federal law, 100 percent of the cost of expanding Medicaid in Nebraska would be covered by the federal government through 2016. After that the federal share would fall gradually to 90 percent.

If Nebraska continues to refuse the expansion, about 54,000 Nebraskans, often working poor who earn too much to qualify for regular Medicaid and too little to buy coverage on the federal exchanges, will continue to be without coverage.

If senators and other Nebraskans examine the facts and think rationally, they will reach the same conclusion that Gloor did. Yes, we understand that at the national level Republicans want to use the fight against the ACA to rally the troops to take control of Congress. But refusing state participation is too costly to Nebraska. Passing the bill is the practical thing to do, and it would provide long-term benefit to the state.

Gloor Names State Services Relocation bill his priority for 2014

February 3rd, 2014

Gloor Names State Services Relocation Bill as Priority

Senator Mike Gloor, Grand Island, named LB 935, a bill about relocation of state services, such as the Grand Island Veterans Home, as his personal priority bill. He introduced LB 935 in response to the process used recommend the relocation of the Grand Island Veterans Home that pit cities against each other in a bidding process that created a win-lose scenario. “LB 935 would apply a legislative process to the proposed relocation of any state service estimated to cost $15 Million or more. Other states long ago recognized the oversight of relocation and restructuring of state agencies as a legislative duty,” Gloor stated.

By naming the bill his personal priority it gives the bill a better chance at passage this year. If the bill is advanced by the Government committee, priority designation then places the bill at the front of the line for debate scheduling. “Because of the high priority the people of District 35 place on this issue, I feel that I need to do everything I possibly can to get this bill through the Legislature,” Gloor said.

The bill would require state agencies considering a relocation of a state service to prepare a report to describe, justify, set goals and provide cost estimates of the proposed relocation, along with any alternative plans. Additionally, the report would need to include any economic development activity undertaken or planned to fill the economic hole left in the impacted community.

The report would be assigned to the legislative committee of jurisdiction to investigate and hold at least one hearing on. The Committee would then introduce a resolution to either approve or disapprove of the relocation, or take no position. That resolution would then go to the full Legislature for one round of debate, possible amendment, and a vote. A majority of 25 votes

would support the position of the Committee, either to approve, disapprove or take no position. Less than 25 votes would also be taking no position, thereby allowing the proposed relocation.

“This bill, if passed, would require any state agency relocation proposal through a transparent legislative process,” Gloor stated. “At least then the Legislature would be able to provide the public with opportunities for input and cities would be assured that the decision is made with the interest of both cities, and the state as a whole, taken into consideration.”

Senator Annette Dubas, District 34, and Senator Kate Sullivan, District 41, are co-signers of the bill.