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This Week in Health Care
SM,  December 17, 2014

Every Wednesday, Stateside Associates selects some health care-related state 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.

ARKANSAS

The Joint Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor will meet 12/18/2014 to discuss the implementation of the Arkansas Healthcare Independence Act. Sarahita Wyatt-Paige at swp@stateside.com

CONNECTICUT

The Bipartisan Round Table on Hospitals and Health Care will meet 12/18/2014 to discuss insurance issues including facility fees, hospital/insurer negotiations and reimbursement issues. Patrick Gallaher at phg@stateside.com

The Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange Board will hold a public board meeting 12/18/2014 to discuss audit policies as well as general updates from the Exchange’s operating committees. Carter Alleman at ca@stateside.com

GEORGIA

The Board of Pharmacy is holding a public hearing 12/17/2014 on proposed amendments to rules concerning pharmacy licenses, nonresident pharmacy permits, manufacturer’s permits, and recordkeeping requirements. Becky Lukaesko at bml@stateside.com

KENTUCKY

The Board of Pharmacy meets 12/17/2014 to discuss draft legislation regarding compounding facilities. Carter Alleman at ca@stateside.com

The Board of Nursing will hold a public hearing 12/22/2014 to discuss amendments to the nursing continuing education provider approval rules. Carter Alleman at ca@stateside.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The Department of Health and Human Services will accept comments until 12/23/2014 regarding proposed amendments to the rules governing how disproportionate share hospital payments will be paid to qualifying hospitals in accordance with state and federal laws. Maia Falconi-Sachs at mfs@stateside.com

NEW JERSEY

The Division of Insurance will accept comments until 12/19/2014 regarding proposed amendments to the rules on minimum coverage for specified diseases and critical illness. Maia Falconi-Sachs at mfs@stateside.com

NEW YORK

The Assembly Health Committee meets 12/17/2014 in Mineola to discuss A.B. 5389 and S.B. 2078, the New York Health bills, which would establish a universal single payer health plan. Meghan Pudeler at mlp@stateside.com

UTAH

The Health Reform Task Force will meet 12/18/2014 to discuss issues relating to the operation of Medicaid accountable care organizations and the extension of health insurance to those Utahans currently not covered. Tyler Norris at tjn@stateside.com  

VERMONT

The Green Mountain Care Board will meet 12/18/2014 to receive updates from the Agency of Administration. David Owens at do@stateside.com

WASHINGTON

The Health Exchange Benefit Board will meet 12/18/2014 to discuss outside market pediatric dental plan certification, premium aggregation analysis, and open enrollment and operations. David Owens at do@stateside.com