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MDHB258PassClarifying that certain provisions of law apply to managed care organizations; requiring a managed care organization to pay a certain fee in certain calendar years; altering the purpose of provisions of law requiring that certain entities be subject ...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 597
MDSB239PassClarifying that certain provisions of law apply to managed care organizations; requiring a managed care organization to pay a certain fee in certain calendar years; altering the purpose of provisions of law requiring that certain entities be subject ...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 598
MDHB768PassEstablishing the Prescription Drug Affordability Board to protect State residents and certain stakeholders from the high costs of prescription drug products; requiring the Board to collect data and identify prescription drug products that may cause a...
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2019-05-25
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 692
MDSB36VetoRequiring certain health benefit plans and certain carriers to provide a special enrollment period during which individuals who become pregnant may enroll in a health benefit plan; establishing a 90-day duration for the special enrollment period begi...
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2019-05-24
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB435PassRequiring certain entities to establish and implement a procedure by which a member may receive a prescription drug or device that has been removed from a certain entity's formulary or a member may continue the same cost sharing requirements under ce...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 503
MDSB405PassRequiring certain entities to establish and implement a procedure by which a member may receive a prescription drug or device that has been removed from a certain entity's formulary or a member may continue the same cost sharing requirements under ce...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 504
MDSB802PassEstablishing the Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program to improve data collection on uninsured individuals and to maximize enrollment of eligible uninsured individuals in affordable insurance programs; requiring the Maryland Health Benefi...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 424
MDHB589PassRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to enter into a contract with an independent auditor as soon as practicable to conduct an audit of certain pharmacy benefits managers for the purpose of determining the amount of Medicaid funds used t...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 534
MDSB868PassRequiring the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission to establish a workgroup to carry out the finding and declaration of the General Assembly that it is in the public interest to ensure that the health care protections established ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 417
MDHB697PassRequiring the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission to establish a workgroup to carry out the finding and declaration of the General Assembly that it is in the public interest to ensure that the health care protections established ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 418
MDHB751PassRequiring certain insurers, health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to allow a health care provider to indicate whether a prescription drug is to be used to treat a chronic condition; prohibiting an entity from requesting a reautho...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 549
MDHB759PassProhibiting, except for certain specialty drugs, a pharmacy benefits manager from requiring that a beneficiary use a specific pharmacy or entity to fill a prescription if the pharmacy benefits manager or a corporate affiliate has an ownership interes...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 550
MDHB754PassProviding that certain provisions of the Act apply to pharmacy benefits managers that contract with managed care organizations in the same manner as they apply to pharmacy benefits managers that contract with carriers; prohibiting a certain contract ...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 400
MDHB1098PassAltering the contents of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Fund; authorizing the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, in consultation with the Maryland Insurance Commissioner and as approved by the Board of Trustees of the Exchange, to submit a waive...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 401
MDHB814PassEstablishing the Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program to improve data collection on uninsured individuals and to maximize enrollment of eligible uninsured individuals in affordable insurance programs; requiring the Maryland Health Benefi...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 423
MDHB829PassProhibiting a carrier from rejecting a provider who provides community-based health services for an accredited program solely because the provider is a licensed graduate social worker, licensed master social worker, licensed graduate alcohol and drug...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 551
MDHB1421PassRequiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to conduct outreach and education activities to increase health literacy and to educate consumers about the Exchange and insurance affordability programs; and requiring the Exchange to perform certain fu...
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2019-05-13
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 391
MDHB127PassRequiring certain health benefit plans and certain carriers to provide a special enrollment period during which individuals who become pregnant may enroll in a health benefit plan; establishing a 90-day duration for the special enrollment period begi...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 355
MDSB631PassRequiring an insurer, nonprofit health service plan, or health maintenance organization to use the most recent treatment criteria developed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine for addictive, substance-related, and co-occurring conditions fo...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 357
MDHB599PassRequiring an insurer, nonprofit health service plan, or health maintenance organization to use the most recent treatment criteria developed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine for addictive, substance-related, and co-occurring conditions fo...
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2019-04-30
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 358
MDSB49PassRemoving the Maryland Insurance Commissioner, or the Commissioner's designee, from the membership of the Task Force to Study Cooperative Purchasing for Health Insurance; and removing the requirement that the Maryland Insurance Administration provide ...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 110
MDSB28PassAltering the definition of "health benefit plan" as it applies to certain provisions of law related to coverage requirements for the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and emotional, drug use, and alcohol use disorders to include short-term li...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 101
MDSB50PassAuthorizing the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to extend a certain review period for up to an additional 30 days for a certain filing made by a health maintenance organization if the Commissioner gives the health maintenance organization certain not...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 111
MDSB47PassRepealing an obsolete provision of law relating to certification of creditable coverage; requiring a certain carrier to provide an open enrollment period for individuals who lose access to health care services through a certain program, which is cons...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 108
MDSB30PassRequiring certain insurance carriers to notify the Maryland Insurance Commissioner in a certain manner of the occurrence of a breach of the security of a system if the carrier conducts a certain investigation and determines that the breach creates a ...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 103
MDSB48PassAltering the definition of "provider panel" to mean the providers that contract with a carrier either directly or through a subcontracting entity to provide health care services to enrollees of the carrier.
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 109
MDSB31PassAuthorizing the Maryland Insurance Commissioner to act as the group-wide supervisor for an internationally active insurance group; authorizing the Commissioner to acknowledge another regulatory official as the group-wide supervisor for a certain inte...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 104
MDSB44PassRequiring certain insurers and insurance groups to submit to the Maryland Insurance Commissioner a certain Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure (CGAD) by June 1 each calendar year beginning in 2020; requiring certain insurers to submit a certain CG...
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2019-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 105
MDSB759EngrossEstablishing the Prescription Drug Affordability Board to protect State residents, State and local governments, commercial health plans, health care providers, pharmacies licensed in the State, and other stakeholders within the health care system fro...
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2019-04-08
Favorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
MDHB1129IntroRequiring a carrier to make available to an individual enrolled in a Medicare supplement policy plan different Medicare supplement policy plans with certain benefits during the 30 days following the individual's birthday; prohibiting a carrier, for a...
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2019-04-08
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB721IntroClarifying that, for purposes of provisions of law concerning health insurance, a chamber of commerce may be considered an association; repealing certain provisions of law that apply certain provisions of law governing small group market plans to hea...
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2019-04-06
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB750IntroProhibiting certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations from requiring a second or subsequent prior authorization for the continued use of a medical device or oxygen that is prescribed for a chronic conditio...
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2019-04-05
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB920IntroRequiring the Secretary of Health, by a certain date each year, to identify a certain number of certain prescription drugs on which the State spends a certain amount of money; requiring the Secretary to require a certain pharmaceutical manufacturer t...
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2019-04-05
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB806IntroRequiring the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, contingent on the approval of a waiver application under a certain provision of federal law, to make copper plans available in the Individual Exchange to certain individuals; requiring the Exchange to c...
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2019-04-05
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB1426EngrossAltering the information required to be included in the annual report to be submitted to certain persons by the Health Services Cost Review Commission to include an update on the status of the State's compliance with the provisions of the current all...
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2019-04-05
Second Reading Passed
MDHB546IntroAltering the definition of "specialty drug" for purposes of certain provisions of law governing access to specialty drugs through certain pharmacies to include a drug designated as a limited distribution drug, a drug that is not available in an oral ...
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2019-04-03
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB545IntroProhibiting certain carriers from prohibiting an enrollee from selecting, or limiting the ability of an enrollee to select, a pharmacy of the enrollee's choice for the receipt of certain services; prohibiting certain carriers, under certain circumsta...
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2019-04-03
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB544IntroProhibiting pharmacy benefits managers and certain purchasers from directly or indirectly charging a contracted pharmacy, or holding a contracted pharmacy responsible for, fees related to the adjudication of certain claims.
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2019-04-03
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB15IntroRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, beginning on January 1, 2020, to provide services for certain pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders under certain circumstances; requiring insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and heal...
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2019-04-01
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB1087IntroProviding that the General Assembly finds that all State residents have a right to health care; providing it is the intent of the General Assembly to establish a comprehensive universal single-payer health care coverage program and a health care cost...
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2019-03-28
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB315IntroDefining "direct primary care agreement" as a written contract in which a primary care provider agrees to provide certain primary care services to a patient for a certain fee and for a certain period of time and that has certain elements; excluding a...
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2019-03-25
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDSB1039IntroRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to establish reimbursement levels, rather than maximum reimbursement levels, for certain drug products; requiring that certain minimum reimbursement levels be at least equal to the National Average Dr...
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2019-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDSB867IntroRequiring insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations that provide certain health insurance benefits under certain insurance policies or contracts to provide coverage for certain diagnostic laboratory tests for Lyme...
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2019-03-18
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDHB49EngrossClarifying that the amounts on which a certain assessment is calculated for the purpose of recouping a certain health insurance provider fee are for insurance products that are subject to a certain provision of federal law and may be subject to an as...
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2019-03-12
To Senate Finance Committee
MDSB609IntroRequiring the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, subject to the limitations of the State budget, to provide coverage for any medically appropriate drug or other treatment for the treatment of a contagious disease that is determined to be necessary ...
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn
MDHB1148IntroRequiring each pharmacy benefits manager to maintain certain medication dispensing records for certain insureds and to notify certain pharmacists and prescribers of certain potential problems that the pharmacy benefits manager identifies.
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2019-03-11
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDSB1045IntroAltering the fiscal years, from 2016 through 2019 to 2020 through 2022, in which the remaining fund balance in the Maryland Health Insurance Plan Fund obtained from the federal Medicare program or the Medicaid program may be used for certain activiti...
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2019-03-06
Referred Finance
MDHB1423IntroAltering the fiscal years, from 2016 through 2019 to 2020 through 2022, in which the remaining fund balance in the Maryland Health Insurance Plan Fund from the federal Medicare program or the Medicaid program may be used for certain activities relate...
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2019-03-05
Referred House Rules and Executive Nominations
MDHB86IntroExtending from 18 to 36 months, under certain circumstances, the period of time for which certain group contracts are required to provide continuation coverage for insureds who have experienced a change in status as the result of termination of emplo...
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2019-03-04
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDSB871IntroProviding that the General Assembly finds that all State residents have a right to health care; providing it is the intent of the General Assembly to establish a comprehensive universal single-payer health care coverage program and a health care cost...
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2019-03-04
To Senate Finance Committee
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