In this month’s edition, you’ll find information and insight about upcoming Medicaid redeterminations, coverage of various healthcare-related legislation being considered in Denver, and an update on the work of the Prescription Drug Affordability Board. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum  State of Reform   1. Health leaders continue preparation for Medicaid redeterminations The federal Public Health … Read more

The Colorado House Health and Insurance Committee approved two bills on Tuesday that would require health insurance coverage for drugs prescribed for serious mental illness and biomarker testing.     House Bill 1110, which passed by a vote of 10-1, would require insurers to cover biomarker testing and certain therapies. Biomarkers are an individualized diagnostic … Read more

The 2022 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference is this Thursday, Sept. 22nd! We’re so excited to see folks at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport this week. Peruse the list of panels and speakers scheduled for the day, and if you haven’t already, there’s still time to register to be with us. We hope to see you there! … Read more

A bill improving access to biomarker testing was enrolled and sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk on Sept. 6th.     Senate Bill 912, sponsored by Sen. Monique Limon (D – Santa Barbara), requires health plans to provide coverage for biomarker testing for the diagnosis, treatment, management, or ongoing monitoring of an enrollee’s disease or … Read more

Gov. Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2144 on Friday, a measure that will enhance statewide access to precision medicine.      The bill requires hospital and medical service corporations, health care service organizations, disability insurers, and group or blanket disability insurers to provide coverage for biomarker testing. It also directs the Arizona Health Care Cost … Read more