S&G has worked with various providers to monitor, change and affect
legislative activity relative to health care. We have been called upon
to assist in drafting legislation, provide both written and oral testimony
on proposed bills, negotiate with regulators and educate legislators.
Most recently, we were instrumental in assisting in changing the laws surrounding
the reimbursement of certified registered nurse anesthetists for pain
management services. This change significantly expands the potential availability
of pain management services throughout the State.
In the past year, we were actively engaged in assisting legislators to
understand the impact on proposed changes in State law relative to
patient privacy and security and in developing appropriate proposed legislation for the
upcoming legislative session.