SB 343/FN (BR 2573) - J. Rose, R. Roeding
AN ACT relating to Medicaid drug studies.
Amend KRS 205.561 to require the annual Medicaid drug report to include a research study to determine the average cost of dispensing prescription medications to Medicaid recipients and the average cost of acquiring drugs for Medicaid recipients; require the research proposal to be reported to the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare prior to data collection and analysis; require the annual report to be used to establish the fees for dispensing prescription medications to Medicaid eligible recipients; and amend KRS 205.6316 to make a technical correction.
SB 343 - AMENDMENTS
SFA (1, J. Pendleton) - Retain original provisions and add other factors impacting pharmaceutical costs and dispensing fees to study analysis; require that dispensing fees reflect fair market pricing and average costs of dispensing medications to Medicaid recipients.
SFA (2, J. Pendleton) - Retain original provisions; amend KRS 205.561 to require the annual Medicaid drug study to analyze the cost of administering the prior authorization program by the Department for Medicaid Services and the factors affecting the cost of dispensing prescriptions medications and acquiring drugs for Medicaid eligible recipients as compared to the cost of dispensing prescription medications and acquiring drugs in the commercial market.
Feb 28-introduced in Senate
Mar 1-to Health and Welfare (S)
Mar 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
Mar 9-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed
Mar 10-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 14, 2000
Mar 13-floor amendment (2) filed
Mar 14-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; 3rd reading; floor amendment (1) defeated ; passed 35-0 with floor amendment (2)
Mar 15-received in House
Mar 16-to Health and Welfare (H)
Mar 17-posted in committee
Mar 20-posting withdrawn