04RS HB267


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HB 267 (BR 1160) - P. Bather

     AN ACT relating to Medicaid, declaring an emergency, and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create new sections of KRS 205.510 to 205.630 to authorize the Cabinet for Health Services to implement a Medicaid disease management program for individuals with health care utilization patterns which are not cost-effective; require the program to encourage the use of evidence-based medicine; identify components of the program; authorize the Department for Medicaid Services to promulgate administrative regulations to implement the program; require the department to report to the Legislative Research Commission regarding the strategies implemented and the outcomes of the program; authorize the cabinet to explore partnerships with private organizations in implementing the program; fund the disease management program with supplemental rebates; authorize the Cabinet for Health Services to establish a preferred drug formulary and negotiate supplemental rebates from pharmaceutical manufacturers for consideration of a drug being on the formulary; appropriate supplemental rebates to the Medicaid program for disease management and Medicaid benefits; EMERGENCY.

     Jan 13-introduced in House
     Jan 14-to Health and Welfare (H)

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