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HB21-1275

Medicaid Reimbursement For Services By Pharmacists

Concerning reimbursement for pharmacists' services under the medical assistance act.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subjects:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

The bill requires that a pharmacist receive reimbursement under the medical assistance program for providing services authorized in statute, which reimbursement must be equivalent to the reimbursement provided to a physician or advanced practice nurse for the same services rendered, including services delivered by a pharmacist through telemedicine. The department of health care policy and financing is directed to seek any federal authorization necessary to receive federal matching money for the reimbursements.

Further, the bill allows a pharmacist or pharmacy with authority to administer extended-release injectable medications for the treatment of mental health or substance use disorders to seek reimbursement for those medications under the medical assistance program as either a pharmacy benefit or as a medical benefit.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. S. Lontine, Rep. P. Will
Sen. J. Ginal, Sen. B. Kirkmeyer

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Co-sponsor