Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 471

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: None (noncode).

Synopsis: Medicaid pharmacy rates. Prohibits the office of Medicaid policy and planning from adjusting Medicaid pharmacist reimbursement rates that were in place on January 1, 2001, until July 1, 2003. Specifies certain exceptions.

Effective: January 1, 2001 (retroactive).





Simpson




    January 14, 2002, 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. 471



    A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning Medicaid.

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

    SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2001 (RETROACTIVE)] (a) Except as provided in subsection (c), the office of Medicaid policy and planning shall not, before July 1, 2003, adjust the method of pharmacy reimbursement (which includes a percentage reduction to the average wholesale price and the dispensing fee) paid to pharmacies participating in the Medicaid program from the rate levels that were in place on January 1, 2001.
    (b) Any administrative rule adjusting the rates set forth in subsection (a) that is adopted by the office of the secretary of family and social services after December 31, 2000, but before the passage of this act is void.
    (c) This subsection does not apply to an emergency rule adopted under IC 4-22-2-37.1. If the office of the secretary of family and social services adopts an administrative rule adjusting the rates set forth in subsection (a) that goes into effect before the passage of this act, the office of Medicaid policy and planning may reimburse pharmacies participating in the Medicaid program in accordance with the administrative rule for the time frame starting on the date

the administrative rule is effective and ending on the date upon which the governor signs passage of this act.
    (d) This SECTION expires July 1, 2004.
    
SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.