Please Note: CCHP has a pending legislation/regulation webpage located at the following link: http://cchpca.org/state-laws-and-reimbursement-policies
|California||AB 57||1/5/15: Read first time||States the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to promote the deployment of communications infrastructure by removing barriers to investment.|
|California||AB 250||2/17/15: Referred to Assembly Committee on Business and Professions and Committee on Health||This bill would expand the definition of “health care provider” for the purposes of the telehealth provision currently in law, to include a marriage and family therapist intern and trainee.|
|California||SB 147||2/19/15: Referred to Senate Committee on Health||This bill would require the department to authorize a three year alternative payment methodology pilot project for FQHCs that would be implemented in any county and FQHC willing to participate.|
|California||SB 289||2/23/15: Introduced||This bill would require a health care service plan to cover telephonic and electronic patient management services provided by a physician or non-physician health care provider and reimburse those services based on their complexity and time expenditure.|
Adopted Emergency Rules (with expiration dates)
|California||Title 10 CCR
|12/12/14: Approved Emergency Rule
|Agency: Health Benefit Exchange
Title: Eligibility and Enrollment Process – Individual Exchange
These regulations established the Health Benefit Exchange’s policies and procedures for eligibility determination and redetermination, enrollment, and termination. Specific to telehealth, it refers to Section 2290.5 of the Business and Professions Code to define the term telemedicine or telehealth.
|California||Title 10 CCR Section 2240, .1, .15, .16, .4, .5, .6, .7
|2/19/15: Emergency Rule Adoption
|Title: Provider Network Adequacy
Agency: Department of Insurance
Updates the Department’s existing regulation, and addresses concerns regarding inadequate network access, non-network providers in network facilities, and inaccurate provider directories, by implementing the proposed amendments and additions in this regulation. Section was added to require insurers to submit documents describing the implementation and use of triage, telemedicine and health information technology to provide timely access to care. This allows insurers to demonstrate alternative means of providing adequate access, as appropriate.
|California||Title 10 CCR Sec. 6428, 6430||2/5/15: Notice of Approval of Emergency Regulatory Action
|Title: 2016 Qualified Health Plan Recertification/New Entrant
Agency: Health Benefit Exchange
Establishes the process and requirements for eligible health issuers in the individual and SHOP exchanges to submit proposed qualified health plans (QHP) for recertification and for new health issuer entrants who are eligible and elect to propose QHPs for the Plan Year 2016. Among the application questions, it asks health issuers strategies they use to implement, or intend to implement, to promote access and care coordination through the use of telemedicine (among other things).