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21 10, 2021

HB 154

Prescription Drug Affordability Act: House Bill 154 would create a five-member prescription drug affordability board, the purpose of which is to take action to protect state residents and other stakeholders from the high cost of prescription drugs, Board members would be appointed for their expertise in clinical medicine or health economics and would not be employees of or consultants to pharmaceutical companies or their trade associations. The prescription drug affordability board would consider drugs having a high acquisition cost, specified in the bill, whether they be brand name or generic, as well as those [...]

HB 154
21 10, 2021

SB 382

Senate Bill 382 establishes a new section of the Unfair Practices Act (Chapter 57-12 NMSA 1978) to apply to hospital billing. It would require that a hospital bill from an episode of care be provided within sixty days of the end of that episode, or ninety days if the hospital were still negotiating with a third-party payer. The bill would be required to specify which services are provided by providers participating in the patient’s health plan network, and which were not, and would clearly state which parts of the bill were to be paid [...]

SB 382
21 10, 2021

SB 351

Global Hospital Budgets Task Force. Relating to health; establishing the global hospital budgets task force to study global hospital budgets, create a demonstration project, determine federal funding impacts and provide a recommendation to the secretary of health and the secretary of human services to apply for funding from the federal centers for medicare and medicaid services; authorizing the secretary of human services and secretary of health to apply for funding from the federal centers for medicare and medicaid services pursuant to section 1115(a) of the federal social security act to test the demonstration project [...]

SB 351
21 10, 2021

SB 123

Senate Bill 123 adds physician assistants and pharmacists to a list of health care providers who are given protection against enforcement of non-compete clauses. The last addition to the list, in 2017, was of nurse practitioners and certified nurse-midwives. (Section 24-1I-1 NMSA 1978). This would bring physician assistants and pharmacists into parity with these groups, as well as with osteopathic and allopathic physician, podiatrists, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. A non-compete clause, or provision, in a contract is defined in Section 24 1I-2 as one that restricts the ability of one of the named [...]

SB 123
21 10, 2021

HB 112

Health Benefits For Certain Non-citizens: An Act relating to health; requiring provision of health-related benefits and service for indigent patients regardless of immigration status. House Bill 112 requires hospitals providing indigent care (county hospitals and those hospitals contracting with a county) to treat all non-citizens equally regardless of immigration status. It provides a new section of law (Section 1 of this bill) prohibiting discrimination based on immigration status “consistent with the prohibitions against discrimination set forth pursuant to New Mexico law.”

HB 112
21 10, 2021

SB 23

Health Care Purchasing Act: Senate Bill 23 would dictate that insurance products offered for sale in New Mexico or purchased for state employees could not impose a higher coinsurance percentage or copay amount on a consumer for services provided by a chiropractor than for primary care services, defined in each of the bill’s sections as “the first level of basic or general health care for a person’s health needs.” The same requirement is repeated several times, as indicated below, to apply to each form of medical insurance.

SB 23
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
4 03, 2021

HB 107

Podiatric Services Cost Sharing Limits.

HB 107