Senate Bill 50

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Last Action 03/27/20: signed by Governor
Title AN ACT relating to pharmacy benefits in the Medicaid program and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Fiscal Note
Additional Fiscal Impact Statements Exist
Bill Request Number 1095
Sponsors M. Wise, R. Alvarado, T. Buford, D. Carroll, C. Embry Jr., J. Higdon, R. Mills, J. Turner
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 205.647 to require the Department for Medicaid Services to establish and directly administer an outpatient pharmacy benefit program for all Medicaid beneficiaries; permit the department to contract with a third-party administrator on a fee-for-service reimbursement basis; require a third-party administrator to utilize the outpatient pharmacy benefit program established by the department; exempt outpatient pharmacy services provided by a health care facility that is registered as a covered entity pursuant to 42 U.S.C. sec. 256b from the provisions of this section; EMERGENCY; effective July 1, 2020.
Index Headings of Original Version Drugs and Medicines - Outpatient pharmacy benefits, direct administration by Department for Medicaid Services
Effective Dates, Emergency - Outpatient pharmacy benefit, direct administration by Department for Medicaid Services, July 1, 2020
Pharmacists - Outpatient pharmacy benefits, direct administration by Department for Medicaid Services
Public Medical Assistance - Outpatient pharmacy benefits, direct administration by Department for Medicaid Services
Medicaid - Outpatient pharmacy benefits, direct administration by Department for Medicaid Services
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Department for Medicaid Services, outpatient pharmacy benefits program
Fiscal Note - Outpatient pharmacy benefits, direct administration by Department for Medcaid Services
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
House Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements
House Committee Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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01/28/20
  • introduced in Senate
01/31/20
  • to Health & Welfare (S)
02/05/20
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
02/06/20
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
02/18/20
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 19, 2020
02/19/20
  • recommitted to Health & Welfare (S)
02/20/20
  • reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1)
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 20, 2020
  • 3rd reading, passed 33-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
  • received in House
02/24/20
  • to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
03/02/20
  • posted in committee
03/10/20
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
03/11/20
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 12, 2020
03/12/20
  • 3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
03/17/20
  • received in Senate
03/18/20
  • posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute (1) and House committee amendment (1-title)
  • Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
  • passed 30-1
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor
03/27/20
  • signed by Governor

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Delete original provisions; create various new sections of KRS 205.510 to 205.560 to define terms; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Service to contract with a single state pharmacy benefit manager; establish contracting requirements; require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations to establish a pharmacy benefit program; require pharmacy benefit payment arrangements to comply with regulations adopted by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; amend KRS 205.647 to conform; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Drugs and Medicines - State pharmacy benefit manager, Medicaid managed care, established
Effective Dates, Emergency - State pharmacy benefit manager, Medicaid managed care, established
Pharmacists - State pharmacy benefit manager, Medicaid managed care, established
Public Medical Assistance - State pharmacy benefit manager, Medicaid managed care, established
Medicaid - State pharmacy benefit manager, Medicaid managed care, established
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Department for Medicaid Services, state pharmacy benefit manager

Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statement Fiscal Note to House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; define "spread pricing': establish additional requirements and prohibitions on the state pharmacy benefit manager; prohibit any pharmacy benefit manager contracted with a managed care organization on the effective date of this act from engaging in any retaliatory measures; require the Technical Advisory Committee on Pharmacy to make recommendations to the Department for Medicaid Services related to reimbursement methodologies and dispensing fees; amend KRS 205.590 to revise the membership of the Technical Advisory Committee on Pharmacy; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Fiscal Note - State pharmacy benefit manager, Medicaid managed care, established
Drugs and Medicines - State pharmacy benefit manager, Medicaid managed care, established
Effective Dates, Emergency - State pharmacy benefit manager, Medicaid managed care, established
Pharmacists - State pharmacy benefit manager, Medicaid managed care, established
Public Medical Assistance - State pharmacy benefit manager, Medicaid managed care, established
Medicaid - State pharmacy benefit manager, Medicaid managed care, established
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Department for Medicaid Services, state pharmacy benefit manager
State Agencies - Department for Medicaid Services, state pharmacy benefit manager, established
State Agencies - Technical Advisory Committee on Pharmacy, recommendations, required

Amendment House Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor S. Rudy
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - SB 50

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