KY SB5 | 2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 11-1)
Status: Passed on April 13 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-04-13 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 157)
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #3) [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.


Roll Calls

2018-04-02 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading W/HCS 1, HFA 2 CONCUR HCTA 2 RSN# 700 (Y: 37 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2018-03-20 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 365 (Y: 97 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2018-03-20 - House - House: Suspend the Rules RCS# 364 (Y: 87 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 13) [PASS]
2018-03-01 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading W/SCS 1, SFA 1 RSN# 487 (Y: 32 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2018-04-13Senatesigned by Governor (Acts, ch. 157)
2018-04-02Senatedelivered to Governor
2018-04-02Senateenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2018-04-02Senateenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2018-04-02SenateBill passed 37-0
2018-04-02SenateSenate concurred in House Committee Substitute (1), committee amendment (2-title) and floor amendment (2)
2018-03-29Senatepassed over and retained in the Concurrence Orders of the Day
2018-03-27Senatepassed over and retained in the Concurrence Orders of the Day
2018-03-22Senateposted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute, committee amendments (2-title) & floor amendment (2)
2018-03-21Senatereceived in Senate
2018-03-20House3rd reading, passed 97-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (2-title), and floor amendment (2)
2018-03-20Housefloor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
2018-03-19Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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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