This Week in Health CareSM, May 10, 2017
Every Wednesday, Stateside Associates selects some health care-related state and local events to highlight in This Week in Health Care.
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Blog: Trump’s Opioid Commission: A New Direction for State Opioid Policy?
In late March, President Trump established the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis by executive order, appointing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) as chair.
This blog examines how Governor Christie, alongside expected members Governor Roy Cooper (D-NC), Governor Charlie Baker (R-MA) and Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-FL), have approached the opioid crisis, along with other state and local responses, to provide insight into which policies the Commission is likely to consider and endorse.
There are no Groups events to report.
The Senate Committee on Appropriations will hold a public hearing May 15 regarding S.B. 199, which requires the Secretary of California Health and Human Services, in furtherance of the goal of creating the California Health Care Cost, Quality, and Equity Atlas, to convene an advisory committee composed of a health care stakeholders and experts. Zack Cairns at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Telehealth Advisory Council will hold a meeting May 16 regarding proposed recommendations to increase the use and accessibility of services provided by telehealth. Tyler Jones at email@example.com
The Office of the Secretary of Family and Social Services will accept comments until May 11 regarding proposed amendments to rules concerning reimbursement for outpatient hospital services. Brian LeFort at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Joint Committee on Health and Human Services will hold a work session May 10 regarding L.D. 1430, which establishes a statewide resource and referral center for individuals with substance use disorders and friends and family members of individuals with substance use disorders, law enforcement and providers of substance abuse treatment. Zack Cairns at email@example.com
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services will hold a public hearing May 12 regarding proposed amendments to payment rates for certain surgery and anesthesia for medicine, radiology and chiropractic services. Tyler Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Joint Committee on Financial Services will hold a public hearing May 16 regarding H.B. 531, which determines that no health insurance plan shall require a co-pay for any regular preventative screening or testing required by a physician. Allison Rollins at email@example.com
The House Health Care Committee will hold a public hearing May 10 regarding S.B. 332, which allows giving, as a form of advertising, as a promotional program or as a promotional material, a prize, goods, wares, merchandise, articles or property with an aggregate value of not more than $100 in a calendar year to a person other than a person to whom an insurer issues health insurance or a health benefit plan. Allison Rollins at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Controlled Substances Board will hold a public hearing May 12 regarding proposed amendments to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Tyler Jones at email@example.com