In Review: 2022 State Legislative Sessions
As we approach the halfway point of 2022, many state legislatures across the country have adjourned for the year or are nearing the completion of this session. While others will continue through the end of the year, current progress provides a solid foundation for where issues stand across the country.

The immense number of successes CSRO has seen in the past few years has left fewer, and more difficult, targets for this and subsequent years. We have also seen new policy options enter the fray, and they take time to gain the same momentum as more mature policy issues. Learn more in our full legislative recap here.
Informational WebinarNo Surprises Act
On June 16, CSRO and its advocacy partner, Hart Health Strategies Inc., will provide an overview of the No Surprises Act and its impact on Rheumatology practices.

Rheumatologists and their practice administrators are encouraged to participate in this webinar to understand their practices’ obligations under the No Surprises Act and how to comply with the law, which took effect on January 1, 2022.

During this webinar, our experts from Hart Health Strategies, Inc. will:
  • Explain the impact of the No Surprises Act regulations on rheumatology practices in various healthcare settings
  • Help you plan and implement strategies to comply with the No Surprises Act regulations, including the provision of Good Faith Estimates (GFE) to uninsured and self-pay individuals.

Thursday, June 16
7pm CT / 8pm ET
NCSL Executive Meeting: CSRO Networks with State Legislators in Seattle
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) recently held its executive committee meeting in Seattle to discuss state policy, bringing legislators and advocates from across the country together to network and determine priorities for the year.

CSRO Board Director, Dr. Sarah Doaty, attended the meeting alongside CSRO's State Government Affairs team. They were able to meet with several lawmakers to discuss priority issues related to healthcare, including utilization management and drug pricing reform, and look forward to continuing those conversations in the months ahead.

 Pictured: reception at Chihuly Garden and Glass
Legislation Around the Country
What's Happening in the States
CSRO tracks legislative activity relevant to the rheumatology community and their patients. Check out the list below to see the status of CSRO priority bills from the past two weeks. For a full status report on all the bills CSRO tracks, click here.

Be sure to check out our interactive legislative map tool for additional information about current policy in your state. Plus, don't forget to add your state to your email profile here to receive state-specific updates and action alerts via email.
Step Therapy
  • AB 1880: Passed the House, transmitted to the Senate, referred to Committee on Rules for assignment
White Bagging
  • SB 958: Passed by the Senate, referred to Assembly Committee on Health
Accumulator Programs
  • SB 267: Passed by the Senate 
Prior Authorization “Gold Card”
  • SB 112: Pharmacy services amended out of legislation, passed Senate, and passed House 
Accumulator Programs
  • S5299: Passed the Senate, transmitted to the Governor
  • A1741: Passes the House and transmitted to the Senate
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