The Week Ahead
A new Medicaid rule that requires doctors to use tamper-resistant paper for beneficiaries' prescriptions is scheduled to take effect.
Oct. 1 is the deadline for Kaiser Permanente hospitals to meet several peer review and quality management benchmarks set by the Department of Managed Health Care after regulators fined the HMO $3 million for improper handling of complaints and inconsistent physician review policies.
The facilities working group for the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine is slated to meet in San Diego to discuss criteria for awarding construction grants for research facilities.
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine's oversight committee also will meet in San Diego to discuss issues, including awards for new stem cell lines.This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.