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9 09, 2021

Spotlight on State: Arkansas

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 Arkansas page. Arkansas maintains a statewide all-payer claims database, established under the Arkansas Healthcare Transparency Initiative Act of 2015 which mandates collection of medical, dental, pharmacy, and other insurance claims information, including enrollment and provider data, from various entities. Arkansas was also among the first states to recognize the benefits of telemedicine when it passed the Telemedicine Parity [...]

Spotlight on State: Arkansas
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
30 06, 2021

SB 189

To Amend The Assessment Fee And Program On Medical Transportation Providers Within The Arkansas Medicaid Program; And To Declare An Emergency.

SB 189
30 06, 2021

SB 290

Concerning Coverage Of Diagnostic Examinations For Breast Cancer Under Certain Health Benefit Plans.

SB 290
30 06, 2021

SB 410

To Amend Title 23 Of The Arkansas Code To Ensure The Stability Of The Insurance Market In Arkansas; And To Create The Arkansas Health And Opportunity For Me Act Of 2021 And The Arkansas Health And Opportunity For Me Program.

SB 410
30 06, 2021

SB 598

To Amend The Definitions Within The Telemedicine Act; To Authorize Additional Insurance Reimbursement For Telemedicine; To Prohibit Health Benefit Plan Financial Incentives; And To Declare An Emergency.

SB 598
30 06, 2021

SB 603

To Clarify The Law Concerning A Healthcare Insurer's Contracting With A Temporary Hospital Facility; And To Regulate Healthcare Contracts To Require Good-faith Cooperation. Legislative clarification is necessary to clarify the obligations of a healthcare insurer in negotiating and contracting with healthcare providers in order to prohibit anticompetitive practices and to promote public health in this state.

SB 603