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first_imgAs 2019 winds down, many are already looking ahead to next year including the key federal regulators that issue rules impacting credit unions. Two times a year, the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs issues a unified agenda from various federal regulators. The most recent versions were published in November 2019 and give us a look ahead to what agencies like NCUA and the CFPB will be working on in the coming months.NCUANCUA has several proposed and final rules on its agenda. Some address issues stemming from the agency’s regulatory reform agenda like compensation in connection with loans. Other agenda items tackle challenging capital issues like transitioning to the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) methodology and subordinated debt/regulatory capital.Here is a snapshot of the agenda: ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgGov Wolf: Medicaid and CHIP Recipients’ COVID-19 Testing and Treatment Resources are Covered Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the state’s Medicaid program, Medical Assistance (MA) and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), will cover COVID-19 testing and treatment for recipients and is lifting some prior authorization requirements to ease access to necessary testing and treatment. There are no MA or CHIP copayments for laboratory tests for COVID-19. For those services that do have copayments, MA providers may not deny services if a beneficiary is unable to pay the copayment.“We are prepared to mitigate COVID-19 throughout the commonwealth, and part of this mitigation includes ensuring that anyone who needs to be tested for COVID-19 can access the test,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “No Pennsylvanian should forego testing for any reason, if deemed medically necessary, including fear of what it might cost.”The MA and CHIP programs will pay for COVID-19 testing when a health care practitioner determines it is needed, and prior authorization is not required. While there is no specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19, the MA and CHIP programs cover a broad range of services that help relieve symptoms.The Department of Human Services reminds Pennsylvanians that Medicaid enrollment is year-round and if anyone is currently uninsured, they should go to compass.state.pa.us to see if they qualify for Medicaid.“We are pleased to make this announcement today and thankful to our partners at the Centers for Medicare for Medicaid Services and our managed care organizations for working with us to ensure that anybody who needs to be tested for COVID-19 will have no barriers to the test,” said DHS Secretary Teresa Miller.Providers and patients can consult the Medicaid FAQ and CHIP FAQ for more information and answers to common questions related to medical assistance coverage and COVID-19 and information on who to contact if consumers need more information.The Wolf Administration recently released guidance through the Pennsylvania Insurance Department outlining resources available and coverage for COVID-19 testing through commercial health insurers. Read more on common questions related to commercial insurance coverage and COVID-19 here.Visit the PA Department of Health’s dedicated Coronavirus webpage for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img March 11, 2020last_img read more