This Week in Health Care

December 12, 2018

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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The Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee will meet December 12 to receive a presentation on prior authorization for medication-assisted treatment for addiction from the medical director for the Department of Medicaid Services and a representative for the State Society of Addiction Medicine. Kyle Perigard at


The Commissioner of Insurance will hold a public hearing December 14 regarding drafted temporary amendments to rules concerning network plans. Becky Lukaesko at


The House Insurance Committee will hold a public hearing December 12 regarding S.B. 227, which requires health plan issuers to release certain claim information to group plan policyholders. Israel Kiyogera at

The Bureau of Workers' Compensation will hold a public hearing December 18 regarding proposed amendments to rules that would establish the fees to be paid by Bureau to providers of inpatient hospital services for injured workers. Melissa Martin at


The House Interim Committee on Health Care will meet December 12 to receive a report and policy considerations on universal access to health care from the Universal Access to Care Work Group. Kyle Perigard at

The Senate Interim Committee on Health Care will hold an informational meeting December 13 to receive updates on the Governor's recommended Medicaid budget, the Governor's Opioid Task Force's 2019 legislative priorities, the State prescription drug monitoring program and the Task Force on Fair Pricing of Prescription Drugs. Jermaine Collins at