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19 05, 2022

HB 265

An Act relating to telehealth; relating to the practice of medicine and the practice of nursing; relating to medical assistance coverage for services provided by telehealth; and providing for an effective date.

HB 265
19 05, 2022

SB 175

An Act relating to telehealth; relating to the practice of medicine; relating to medical assistance coverage for services provided by telehealth; and providing for an effective date

SB 175
19 05, 2022

SB 197 (see companion bill HB 176)

An Act relating to direct health care agreements; and relating to unfair trade practices.

SB 197 (see companion bill HB 176)
19 05, 2022

SB 210

An Act relating to health care insurers; relating to pharmacy benefits managers; relating to prescription drug cost sharing; and providing for an effective date.

SB 210
3 08, 2021

New on The Source: Downloadable Chart of Merger Review Legal Authority for All 50 States

Newly available on the Source: our health policy research team compiled a user-friendly, downloadable Excel spreadsheet of all provider merger review authority for all 50 states, now on the Market Consolidation interactive key issue page. The detailed chart provides clickable citations of all statutes, regulations, and state authority for mergers, acquisitions, conversions, or changes in ownership of healthcare providers. The comprehensive spreadsheet allows side-by-side comparisons of the level of legal authority for each state to receive notice of impending transactions, review those transactions, and approve, conditionally approve, or disapprove them. It is conveniently organized [...]

New on The Source: Downloadable Chart of Merger Review Legal Authority for All 50 States
21 07, 2021

Spotlight on State: Alaska

This is part of a series of summaries that highlight notable legislation and initiatives in health policy and reform of all 50 states. Check back on The Source as we roll out additional states each week. See Alaska page. According to data from the Council for Community and Economic Research, health services in Alaska are 70 – 200 percent more expensive than the national average. Many pressures influence Alaska’s health-care costs. They include expenses related to recruiting providers from out of state, lack of competition, the state’s small population. In 2016, Alaska passed a law [...]

Spotlight on State: Alaska
30 06, 2021

SB 93 (see companion bill HB 113)

An Act relating to the establishment of an all-payer health claims database; and providing for an effective date

SB 93 (see companion bill HB 113)