This Week in Health Care

Every Thursday, Stateside Associates selects health care-related state and local events to highlight in This Week in Health Care.

To provide feedback, or for more information about these issues or Stateside Associates' Health Care Practice, please contact Robert Holden at (703) 525-7466 or rah@stateside.com.

STATE AND LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS

CALIFORNIA

On August 8, the Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on California AB 657. This measure creates an expedited licensure process for applicants who plan to provide abortion services within their scope of practice. This measure applies to physicians, nurses, and physician assistants. Contact: Zoe Salzberg

On August 8, the Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on California AB 32. This measure requires the state Medicaid program to reimburse for telehealth services to the same extent as if the services were provided in person; expands authorized telehealth services offered under Medi-Cal. This measure is applicable to health care plans and telehealth services. Contact: Evan Roesen

On August 8, the Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on California AB 2530. This measure creates a program of financial assistance for individuals who lose their health benefits due to labor disputes. This measure relates to state-run health exchanges. Contact: Max Karlin

On August 8, the Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on California AB 852. This measure amends health care practitioners' protocols relating to consulting with other providers. The measure also adds additional clarifications to electronic data transmission prescriptions. This measure is applicable to healthcare practitioners.  Contact: Matthew Lidz

On August 10, the Assembly Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on California SB 1033. This measure relates to health care service plans and health insurers' demographics reporting. This measure applies to state-run health insurance exchanges. Contact: Max Karlin

On August 10, the Assembly Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on California SB 1473. This measure establishes a new annual enrollment period for insurance policies offered within and outside the state-run exchange and mandates coverage of COVID-19 related items and services. This measure applies to insurance enrollment periods offered inside and outside of the state-run exchange. Contact: Max Karlin


GROUPS EVENTS

National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)

Summer National Meeting

August 9 - August 13

Portland, OR

Contact: Robert Holden

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