Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 114

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 12-15-6-3 .

Synopsis: Medicaid drug copayments. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning to pay a pharmacist the amount of the maximum copayment allowable under federal law for a drug dispensed to a Medicaid recipient who does not make a required copayment.

Effective: July 1, 2002.





Riegsecker




    December 7, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)


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SENATE BILL No. 114



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning Medicaid.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. IC 12-15-6-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 3. (a) A copayment shall be made by the recipient of Medicaid upon receipt of assistance. If a recipient of Medicaid does not make the copayment, the office may not require the provider to collect the copayment. However, a provider may not voluntarily waive the copayment by the recipient under this section.
    (b) The office may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to prescribe that the copayment amount is not deducted from the reimbursement to the provider for services provided by the provider if a recipient of Medicaid does not make the copayment.
     (c) If a Medicaid recipient does not make a required copayment for a prescribed drug, the office shall pay the pharmacist who dispenses the drug to the recipient the amount of the maximum copayment allowable under federal statute or regulation for that drug. A payment under this subsection is in addition to any dispensing fee paid to the pharmacist for dispensing the drug.