HB 170 (BR 1251) - M. Marzian, J. Barrows, P. Bather, T. Burch, L. Clark, J. Coleman, J. Crenshaw, C. Hoffman, D. Horlander, J. Jenkins, Ji. Lee, R. Meeks, C. Miller, H. Moberly, K. Stein, J. Wayne, M. Weaver
AN ACT relating to Medicaid dispensing fees and declaring an emergency.
Amend KRS 205.561 to require report on dispensing medications to Medicaid eligible recipients by October 31, 2003 and every three years thereafter, include information on drug acquisition costs and fees paid by third party payors, report of effectiveness of managing drug costs and require the report to be reviewed by a pharmacy and therapeutics advisory committee that may be established; require research study to include factors that influence dispensing and acquisition costs and require sufficient sample size for study validity, compare differences in fees and costs among other states' Medicaid programs and commercial payors, and require a reasonable fee for dispensing prescription medications determined by findings of the research study, other states' reimbursement, and reimbursement used by commercial payors; EMERGENCY.
HB 170 - AMENDMENTS
SCS - Restore original language requiring the Cabinet for Health Services and any entity holding a contract to perform the dispensing fee study to report to the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare about the proposed research methodology for carrying out the study.
SFA (1, J. Pendleton) - Require dispensing fee study to include analysis of factors that cause discrepancy between the cost of dispensing prescription drugs and the cost for acquiring drugs for Medicaid eligible recipients; and require the cabinet to report to the Legislative Research Commission a justification for any reimbursement adjustments for prescriptions.
SFA (2, J. Pendleton) - Require dispensing fee study to include analysis of factors that cause discrepancy between the cost of dispensing prescription drugs and the cost of acquiring drugs for Medicaid eligible recipients; include in the study the impact of changes in the dispensing fee reimbursement on pharmacy services; and require the cabinet to report to the Legislative Research Commission a justification for any reimbursement adjustments for prescriptions.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s))
Jan 8-introduced in House; to Health and Welfare (H)
Jan 9-posted in committee; posting waived
Jan 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Jan 11-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, January 14, 2002
Jan 14-3rd reading, passed 95-0
Jan 15-received in Senate
Jan 17-to Health and Welfare (S)
Feb 7-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 8-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 11-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 13, 2002; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 12-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 13-3rd reading; floor amendments (1) and (2) withdrawn ; passed 32-1-1 with Committee Substitute
Feb 14-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute
Feb 19-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute ; passed 96-0
Feb 20-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Feb 21-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 8)