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During the first seven years of rolling out the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Drew worked inside the country’s largest pharmacy benefit management organization on regulatory issues, compliance and client solutions. At this Fortune 100 company, he gained broad knowledge of legal areas such as:

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
  • Utilization reviews and appeals
  • State insurance governance
  • Medicaid contracts and Medicare reimbursement

Missouri’s Senate advanced Senate Bill 63 this week in a move to become the last state in the Nation to create a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (“PDMP”). The bill would establish a Joint Oversight Task Force for Prescription Drug Monitoring, if adopted by the House of Representatives and signed by Governor Parson.
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The CARES Act (P.L. 116-136) was passed to provide emergency assistance for individuals, families, and business achieved through two divisions. “Division A” focuses on supporting workers and families as well as the United States healthcare system and economy as a whole through tailored programs. Provisions under Division A provide targeted relief efforts such as the Paycheck Protection Program, Student Loan Relief, Health Coverage for COVID-19 testing, Liability Immunity for Health Care volunteers, Recovery Rebates for Individuals, among many other assistance provisions.
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Governor Laura Kelly signed Executive Order 20-26 which provides liability protections and regulatory flexibility for health care providers in the state of Kansas. The order went into effect on April 22nd and remains in effect until May 31st or until the COVID-19 state of emergency is declared over. The six page document eases regulatory requirements related to health care delegation and supervision as well as increases the pool of health care workers. Further, health care providers will be protected against liability for death or personal injury in response to COVID-19 care.
Continue Reading Kansas Governor Issues Protections for Health Practitioners and Expands Health Workforce