KY SB5 | 2018 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 11-1)
Status: Engrossed on March 2 2018 - 50% progression
Action: 2018-03-16 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #2) [PDF]


Create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to require the Department for Medicaid Services to directly administer all outpatient pharmacy benefits; prohibit renewal or negotiation of new contracts to provide Medicaid managed care that allow administration of outpatient benefits by any entity but the Department for Medicaid Services; reduce costs of future Medicaid managed care contracts by costs of all outpatient pharmacy benefits as they existed on January 1, 2017; allow the department to utilize managed care principles and techniques to assist with member medication adherence and cost control; require the department to establish a reasonable dispensing fee pursuant to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidelines; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2019.

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AN ACT relating to pharmacy benefits in the Medicaid program.



2018-03-16Housefloor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
2018-03-16Housereported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute and committee amendments (1) and (2-title)
2018-03-15Housereturned to Banking & Insurance (H)
2018-03-15House1st reading
2018-03-15Housetaken from Banking & Insurance (H)
2018-03-13Houseposted in committee
2018-03-06Houseto Banking & Insurance (H)
2018-03-02Housereceived in House
2018-03-01Senate3rd reading, passed 32-4 with Committee Substitute (1) floor amendment (1)
2018-02-28Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 1, 2018
2018-02-16Senatefloor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
2018-02-15Senate2nd reading, to Rules
2018-02-14Senatereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
2018-01-03Senateto Health & Welfare (S)
2018-01-02Senateintroduced in Senate
2017-09-25SenatePrefiled by the sponsor(s).

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