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July 18, 2011/August 1, 2011 Regulatory Developments

August 8, 2011 | No Comments
Posted by Beth Christian

Here are the most recent healthcare related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on July 18, 2011 and August 1, 2011:

On July 18, 2011 at 43 N.J.R. 1591, the Department of Health and Senior Services published notice of its readoption of its regulations governing the screening of children for lead poisoning.

On July 18, 2011 at 43 N.J.R. 1608, the Department of Health and Senior Services published notice of an invitation for the submission of applications for a Certificate of Need for inpatient closed acute psychiatric beds and services.

On August 1, 2011 at 43 N.J.R. 1813, the Department of Banking and Insurance published notice of its proposal of amendments to its rules and the proposal of a new rule governing changes in coverage during open enrollment under the Individual Health Coverage program.

On August 1, 2011 at 43 N.J.R. 1816, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs published notice of its proposal of new rules which would authorize the Division and the Legalized Games of Chance Commission to waive their regulatory requirements on their own initiative if the consequences of strict compliance with the rules, or parts of the rules, would lead to a burdensome, unfair, or incongruous result or would endanger the health, safety and welfare of the general public in a particular instance.

On August 1, 2011 at 43 N.J.R. 1866, the Department of Health and Senior Services published notice of its readoption of its rules governing hospital financial reporting.

On August 1, 2011 at 43 N.J.R. 1866, the Department of Health and Senior Services published notice of its adoption of amendments to its rules governing the elective PCI demonstration project.  The amendment will extend the term of the elective PCI demonstration project to allow for completion of the Atlantic C-Port-E trial, data editing and analysis.

On August 1, 2011 at 43 N.J.R. 1875, the Department of Health and Senior Services published notice of its adoption of amendments to its rules and the adoption of new rules governing the implementation of the Uniform Transfer Form for all health care facilities.  While the Department is requiring that this form be used by all facilities initiating patient transfers, the Department has also indicated that facilities should also continue to use any required documentation required under EMTALA, New Jersey Division of Mental Health Services requirements, Medicare requirements for skilled nursing facilities and hospice providers, and The Joint Commission.

On August 1, 2011 at 43 N.J.R. 16401, the Department of Banking and Insurance published notice of its proposal of amendments to its rules governing Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claims.  Among other things, the proposed amendments would revise the fee schedule for medical providers, would alter current dispute resolution processes, and would impact attorney’s fee awards.

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