HB 16 (BR 242) - S. Nunn
AN ACT relating to prescription drugs.
Create a new section of KRS 205.510 to 205.645 to require Medicaid to reimburse pharmacies and pharmacists for a ninety-day supply of prescription medications, excluding controlled substances; require the Cabinet for Health Services to promulgate related administrative regulations; and limit the dispensing fee for a ninety-day supply to the amount reimbursed for a thirty-day supply; create a new section of KRS 304.17A to require all health benefit plans that provide prescription drug coverage to reimburse for a ninety-day supply for prescriptions; and limit the copayment for a ninety-day supply to the amount for a thirty-day supply.
HB 16 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original provisions; amend KRS 205.510 to 205.645 to define "lock-in"; permit instead of require Medicaid to reimburse for a ninety (90) day supply of any noncontrolled prescription refill; require Medicaid to provide reimbursement for a ninety (90) day supply to any pharmacy participating in the Medicaid program, if Medicaid provides reimbursement for a ninety (90) day supply, except for voluntary lock-in programs; require Medicaid to promulgate administrative regulations if Medicaid provides reimbursement for a ninety (90) supply; authorize the Cabinet for Health Services to set the dispensing fee for a ninety (90) day supply; amend Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to permit instead of require health benefit plans to reimburse for a ninety (90) day supply of any noncontrolled prescription refill; delete language that limited the amount of the dispensing fee for a ninety (90) day supply to the amount for a thirty (30) day supply.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s))
Jan 8-introduced in House; to Health and Welfare (H)
Jan 25-posted in committee
Feb 7-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 8-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 15-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 19, 2002
Feb 21-3rd reading, passed 98-0 with Committee Substitute
Feb 22-received in Senate
Feb 26-to Health and Welfare (S)