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5 Things Virginia: Q&A w/Karen Kimsey, Drug pricing bill, "Chronic COVID"

| Feb 18, 2021 | Virginia

We are building towards our 2021 Virginia State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on April 29th. We release our Topical Agenda in two weeks so you can see what we have teed up for you after the session is done and put to bed. Early Bird registration ends in...[ Read More ]

Home care telehealth supervision bill from House passes Senate committee, despite last-minute objections by agency

| Feb 17, 2021 | Virginia

After sailing through the House without opposition, a bill dealing with telehealth supervision for home care hit a snag in the Senate Education and Health Subcommittee on Health Tuesday afternoon. Kimberly Beazley, deputy director of the Virginia Department of Health Office of Licensure and Certification, spoke out against the bill...[ Read More ]

Senate committee reports House drug price transparency bill

| Feb 17, 2021 | Virginia

The Senate Education and Health Subcommittee on Health recommended to report a prescription price transparency bill Tuesday. If passed by the full Senate, the bill — which is sponsored by Del. Mark Sickles — would provide prescription drug price relief to Virginia consumers.     The bill — HB 2007...[ Read More ]

Senate approves budget in special session

| Feb 15, 2021 | Virginia

The Senate voted 31-8 last week to accept a budget proposal by the Finance and Appropriations subcommittee during its special session. The passage means representatives from both the Senate and House of Delegates will haggle out details of the third two-year spending plan the General Assembly has dealt with since...[ Read More ]

House drug transparency bill makes its way to Senate subcommittee next week

| Feb 12, 2021 | Virginia

A drug transparency bill recently passed by the House of Delegates will be heard in the Senate next week, according to Scott Johnson, founding principal of FirstChoice Consulting. Johnson shared the news at Virginia Bio’s virtual luncheon event this week.  He has spent much of time working on HB 2007,...[ Read More ]

Hospitals distribute 536,796 doses so far

| Feb 11, 2021 | Virginia

Virginia hospitals have administered 536,796 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines since mid-December — with more than 101,000 shots given in the last week, according to the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. The number of doses increased 23% since the week prior.     The association is tracking...[ Read More ]

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