January 11, 2022
State legislatures across the country are returning to state capitols to open their 2022 legislative sessions. The College is actively reviewing and monitoring newly introduced legislation as well as bills that from 2021 sessions in the states that allow legislation to carry over into the new year. Of the approximately 750 bills being tracked, the College has identified bills to align state law with the federal No Surprises Act, including mirroring the federal independent dispute resolution among other components of the law in Washington (S.B.5618/H.B.1688) and Maryland (SB180). In addition, the ACS is monitoring a bill to streamline prior authorization (PA) for physicians with 90% PA approval rates in Indiana (H.B.1046).
Fellows can review the state legislation tracked by the ACS.
Additionally, grant funds are available for ACS State Chapters to engage advocacy on state legislation. Learn more about the Chapter State Advocacy Grant Program.