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This Week in Health CareSM, May 27, 2015

Every Wednesday, Stateside Associates selects some health care-related state events to highlight in This Week in Health Care.

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The Health Reform Legislative Task Force will meet 5/28/2015 to discuss Section 13-32 waivers of the Affordable Care Act. Sarahita Wyatt-Paige at


The Assembly Committee on Appropriations will hold a hearing 5/28/2015 to discuss A.B. 68, which requires any drug in the seizure or epilepsy therapeutic drug class to be a covered benefit under the Medi-Cal program. Shelby King at

The Health Benefit Exchange Board will accept comments until 6/1/2015 regarding the adoption of rules addressing Certified Plan Based Enrollment. Melissa Martin at


The Department of Health and Social Services will accept comments until 5/31/2015 regarding proposed amendments to the Medicaid State Plan concerning the Multi-State Purchasing Pool Supplemental Rebate Agreement for pharmaceutical products. Amy Goldlust at


The Department of Health will hold a public meeting 5/28/2015 to discuss amendments to rules concerning emergency medical services. Becky Lukaesko at


The Senate Health and Welfare Committee meets 5/27/2015 to discuss H.B. 568, which establishes prohibited acts and allows for the disciplinary authority of the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy. Sarahita Wyatt-Paige at


The Committee on Insurance and Financial Services meets 5/27/2015 to discuss L.D. 633, which establishes an affordable market-based program to provide health insurance coverage to low-income uninsured Maine citizens who earn less than 133% of the federal poverty level. Shelby King at


The Division of Medicaid will accept comments until 5/31/2015 regarding a new rule chapter concerning telehealth services, remote patient monitoring, teleradiology services, and continuous glucose monitoring services. Becky Lukaesko at


The Department of Health and Human Services will accept comments until 5/28/2015 regarding proposed amendments to rules concerning transportation and ambulance services. Becky Lukaesko at


The House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee will hold a committee work session and executive session 5/28/2015 to discuss S.B. 133, which states that the Department of Health and Human Services will make available to the public a public use data set for the purpose of facilitating transparency in health care costs. Patrick Gallaher


The Senate Health Committee will meet 5/28/2015 to discuss S.B. 4721, which requires the Department of Health to develop a standard prior authorization request form to be utilized by all health care plans for the purposes of submitting a request for a utilization review determination for coverage of prescription drug benefits. Meghan Pudeler at


The Board of Pharmacy will hold a meeting 5/29/2015 to discuss rules concerning pharmacy compounding standards. Becky Lukaesko at


The Department of Medicaid will hold a hearing 6/1/2015 to discuss proposed amendments to the anesthesia services reimbursement rules. Stefanie Frank at


The Senate Health Care Committee meets 5/27/2015 to discuss H.B. 2948, which specifies conditions under which protected health information may be disclosed by health care providers that do not subject a health care provider to civil liability. Meghan Pudeler at


The Green Mountain Care Board will meet 5/28/2015 to discuss coordinated care management. Adam Hottell at