Federal News & Legislative Updates

2904, 2019

Measles Vaccinations

April 29th, 2019|

Parity Transparency (SB 11, Beall) was first up on the Senate Health Committee agenda April 24. Then it got “vaxxed ” by 1,000 “anti-vaxxers” who filled the Capitol to protest Dr Richard Pan’s SB 276. The bill tightens loopholes that have allowed fraudulent medical exemptions for vaccinations. Six hours later [...]

1504, 2019

Injectable Antipsychotics

April 15th, 2019|

Some pharmacies have discontinued stocking long acting injectable antipsychotics. Others signal they may. Thank a new state policy resulting from a federal determination that the state has overpaid for Medi-Cal drugs generally. Pharmacies must pay back the difference going back 18 months. Going forward they must accept lower state reimbursement. [...]

704, 2019

Data, Drama and Dollars

April 7th, 2019|

Announcing. The California Medical Association accepted CPAs offer to co-sponsorAB 1268(Rodriguez) which is the first step in a multi-year campaign to reduce unnecessary utilization management in managed care, particularly with respect to prior authorization. We have a hearing up next week in the Assembly. AB 1268, is in two parts. It [...]

2503, 2019

RFM’s, CPA Leaders Hit the Halls

March 25th, 2019|

26 Council Members and 17 RFMs stormed the State Capitol building on Monday, March 18, educating members of the legislature and staff about CPA priorities. This was CPA’s 6th Annual Advocacy Day. Feedback from the CPA contingent and from members and staff in “the building” (as legislative advocates call it) [...]

1803, 2019

Current Bills

March 18th, 2019|

Assembly Health Committee hearing Tuesday, March 18. Overdose prevention. Assembly member Susan Eggman (D, Stockton) is author of an overdose prevention bill. AB 362 authorizes a safe injection site pilot program in San Francisco. CPA supports. A similar bill last year vetoed by the Governor. Extending postpartum coverage for a [...]

502, 2019

Family Separation

February 5th, 2019|

CPA policy may have found a home in AB 163 (Garcia, D – Bell Gardens) which would require local officials to meet with each unaccompanied undocumented minor to assess the well-being of the minor and to offer mental health services to the minor, if those minors are in or with California licensed foster [...]