Bill Texts: IL HB0465 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly

Bill Title: Reinserts the provisions of House Amendment No. 1, but with the following changes: Further amends the Illinois Insurance Code. In a provision concerning contracts between health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers, provides that such contracts must require pharmacy benefit managers to: (1) update maximum allowable cost pricing information at least every 7 calendar days; (2) provide access to its maximum allowable cost list to each pharmacy or pharmacy services administrative organization, as defined, subject to the maximum allowable cost list; (4) provide a process by which a contracted pharmacy can appeal the provider's reimbursement for a drug subject to maximum allowable cost pricing; and other matters. Regarding a drug on the maximum allowable cost list, requires pharmacy benefits managers to ensure that: (i) if a drug is a generically equivalent drug, it is listed as therapeutically equivalent and pharmaceutically equivalent to certain rating standards; (ii) the drug is available for purchase by each pharmacy in the State from national or regional wholesalers operating in Illinois; and (ii) the drug is not obsolete (rather than requiring a drug to have at least 3 or more nationally available, therapeutically equivalent, multiple source generic drugs with a significant cost difference and be available for purchase without limitations by all pharmacies in the State from national or regional wholesalers). Permits the Director of Insurance to examine a pharmacy benefit manager's designee, representative, or other specified persons (rather than any individual) about the business of the pharmacy benefit manager. Contains provisions concerning the denial of a pharmacy benefits manager's registration application or the suspension or revocation of a pharmacy benefits manager's registration. Defines terms. Further amends the Managed Care Reform and Patient Rights Act. Makes changes to the definition of "emergency medical condition". Removes changes made to a provision concerning the denial of coverage and payment for emergency services provided without prior authorization or an approved plan. Further amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Makes changes to certain reporting requirements imposed on the Director of Healthcare and Family Services. Requires a pharmacy benefit manager to make certain disclosures to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services upon request. Requires a pharmacy benefit manager to make certain written disclosures to a pharmacy provider or pharmacy services administrative organization. Defines "pharmacy services administrative organization." Requires the Department to adopt rules establishing reasonable dispensing fees for fee-for-service payments in accordance with guidance or guidelines from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 34-17)

Status: (Passed) 2019-08-23 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0452 [HB0465 Detail]

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House Amendment 0022019-04-09ProposedHTML/TextLinkView
House Amendment 0012019-03-11ProposedHTML/TextLinkView

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