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.

CALIFORNIA

The Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on May 16 regarding California SB 999. This measure prohibits insurers from implementing additional utilization review criteria for substance use disorder claims beyond generally accepted standards.  

Contact: Max Karlin

The Assembly Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on May 16 regarding California SB 1191. This measure establishes pharmacogenomic testing as a covered benefit under Medi-Cal. 

Contact: Dylan Hughes

NEW JERSEY

The Assembly Human Services Committee will hold a hearing on May 12 regarding New Jersey AB 3110. This measure relates to Medicaid reimbursement, updating the reimbursement rate for services for individuals with brain injuries. 

Contact: Dylan Hughes

The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee will hold a hearing on May 12 regarding New Jersey SB 2007. This measure requires Medicaid coverage for community violence prevention services. 

Contact: Dylan Hughes

The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee will hold a hearing on May 12 regarding New Jersey SB 358. This measure would prohibit mental health professionals from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with their adult patients.  

Contact: Matthew Lidz

RHODE ISLAND

The House Finance Committee will hold a hearing on May 12 regarding Rhode Island HB 7859. This measure adjusts income eligibility for Medicaid coverage for seniors and disabled individuals. 

Contact: Dylan Hughes

The House Finance Committee will hold a hearing on May 12 regarding Rhode Island HB 7445. This measure increases income disregards used to determine eligibility for the federal Medicare Savings Programs. 

Contact: Dylan Hughes

The House Finance Committee will hold a hearing on May 12 regarding Rhode Island HB 7388. This measure establishes the Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund. 

Contact: Evan Roesen

The Rhode Island Department of Health proposed amendments to the Regional Health Information Organization and Health Information Exchange rule, which changes the health information exchange model from an opt-in to an opt-out. The Department published notice of the proposed rule in the Rhode Island Register. A public hearing is scheduled for May 18, and comments are due by June 3.

Contact: Sarah Spaulding

 


GROUPS

National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)

International Insurance Forum

May 12 - May 13

Washington, DC

Contact: Robert Holden

National Association of Local Boards of Health (NAIC)

Spring Symposium

May 12

Virtual

Contact: Robert Holden