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 Committee on Appropriations will hold a hearing on June 27 regarding California AB 2581. This measure establishes a 60-day provider credentialing timeframe for mental health and substance use disorder providers.  

Contact: Max Karlin

The Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on June 27 regarding California AB 2352. This measure would require a health care service plan or health insurer that provides prescription drug benefits and maintains one or more drug formularies to provide specified information about a prescription drug upon request by an enrollee or insured, or their prescribing provider.

Contact: Shaili Banerjee

The Senate Health Committee will hold a hearing on June 29 regarding California AB 1627. This measure requires the establishment of a pilot program to provide grants to certain counties for public awareness campaigns regarding the availability of opioid antagonists. 

Contact: Shaili Banerjee

The Senate Health Committee will hold a hearing on June 29 regarding 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. 

Contact: Evan Roesen

The Senate Health Committee will hold a hearing on June 29 regarding California AB 2024. This measure prohibits health plans and self-insured employee welfare benefit plans from imposing cost-sharing for breast cancer screening and diagnostic testing, unless the health or benefit plan is a high deductible plan and the annual deductible has not yet been satisfied.

Contact: Evan Roesen

The Senate Health Committee will hold a hearing on June 29 regarding California AB 2786. This measure expands the Children's Crisis Continuum Pilot Program to include Medicaid eligible youths and includes respite care as a component of the services provided by the program. 

Contact: Dylan Hughes

The Senate Health Committee will hold a hearing on June 29 regarding California AB 2530. This measure creates a program of financial assistance for individuals who lose their health benefits due to labor disputes. 

Contact: Max Karlin

NEW JERSEY

The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee will hold a hearing on June 23 regarding New Jersey SB 2792. This measure relates to the Medicaid reimbursement rate for primary care and mental health services. 

Contact: Dylan Hughes

The Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee will hold a hearing on June 23 regarding New Jersey SB 2705. This measure authorizes home care for the disabled and elderly. 

Contact: Evan Roesen


GROUPS

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

Health Equity Summit

Virtual

June 27

Contact: Zachary Cook