1. A method for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving signaling of a configuration parameter;
receiving a request for an aperiodic channel state information (A-CSI) report;
calculating a transmit power for the A-CSI report that is:
independent of an actual number of channel quality indicator (CQI) bits to transmit in the A-CSI report when the configuration parameter is set to a first value, or
dependent on the actual number of CQI bits to transmit in the A-CSI report when the configuration parameter is set to a second value; and
transmitting the A-CSI report in accordance with the calculated transmit power.