02/09/2022: CMS Makes Nursing Home COVID-19 Booster Vaccination Data Available Online, Increasing Transparency for Consumers.
02/10/2022: CMS Expands Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening with Low Dose Computed Tomography.
02/17/2022: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Request for Information on Access to Care and Coverage for People Enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP.
02/24/2022: CMS Redesigns Accountable Care Organization Model to Provide Better Care for People with Traditional Medicare.
02/24/2022: Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (REACH) Model.
BOARD OF PHARMACY
02/09/2022: The published Rulemaking action updates the Board’s rule relating to collaborative pharmacy practice agreements with practitioners who have independent prescribing authority. The rule recognizes a health system’s P&T committee in establishing CPAs with pharmacists and requires documentation of a pharmacist’s review of the CPA which documentation is not required to be maintained in the pharmacy.
02/21/2022: The Board has reviewed its statutes and regulations and has authorized hospitals to provide an emergency supply of the medication Molnupiravir to patients presenting to the Emergency Department and receiving the first dose in-person.
03/14/2022: The new Medical Practitioner Dispenser application through the Board of Pharmacy will be available for medical practitioners who want to dispense prescription medications directly to their own patients from their medical office or practice location in Montana, with the intent that patients take medications home and NOT have a prescription filled at a pharmacy.
01/22/2022: The new law extends the expiration date for all currently issued and valid temporary emergency reciprocity licenses (“TERL”s) for all currently issued and valid temporary emergency graduate licenses (“TEGLs”); and for all currently issued and valid temporary emergency alcohol and drug counselor (“ADC”) intern certifications through June 30, 2022. Additionally, the law provides that qualified individuals may continue to apply for and obtain TERLs, TEGLs, or temporary ADC intern certifications through June 30, 2022. All other terms and conditions applicable to practice by individuals holding TERL, TEGLs, or temporary ADC intern certifications continue in full force and effect. All TERLs, TEGLs, and temporary ADC intern certifications are scheduled to expire on July 1, 2022. The Division continues to urge all health care professionals holding TERLs, who anticipate any need to continue to provide services pursuant to a New Jersey healthcare license, to obtain full licensure prior to the expiration of the TERL, in order to avoid any foreseeable interruptions of care that might be occasioned by the loss of continued licensure in New Jersey.
02/22/2022: Revised centralized pharmacy services rule clears final review.
BOARD OF NURSING
02/07/2022: The Board is authorizing a grace period to resume compliance with the Board’s normal licensure requirements. Nurses who are presently working in Iowa based on the emergency-practice rule will have ninety (90) days from February 16, 2022, to obtain an Iowa nursing license or a multi-state license from a compact state. This means such nurses will have up to and including May 17, 2022, to obtain proper licensure.
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