Citations Affected: P.L.107-2002, SECTION 36.
Synopsis: Medicaid prescription drug waiver. Allows the office of
Medicaid policy and planning to limit access to prescription drugs for
prescription drug program recipients to prevent fraud, abuse, waste,
overutilization, and inappropriate utilization.
Effective: Upon passage.
January 15, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.
A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning Medicaid.
limit access to prescription drugs for prescription drug program
recipients, except that:
(1) access may be limited to the extent that restrictions are in place in the Medicaid program on the date of enactment of this act;
(2) access may be limited to prevent the following:
(D) Overutilization of prescription drugs.
(E) Inappropriate utilization of prescription drugs; and
(3) the office may implement the same preferred drug list that is used in the state Medicaid program.
(e) Changes to a prescription drug program that:
(1) is established or implemented by the office or a contractor of the office under this SECTION; and
(2) uses money from the Indiana prescription drug account established under IC 4-12-8-2;
must be approved by the prescription drug advisory committee established under this act.
(f) Before July 1, 2002, the office shall apply to the United States Department of Health and Human Services for approval of any waiver necessary under the federal Medicaid program to provide access to prescription drugs for low income senior citizens.
(g) A Medicaid waiver developed under this SECTION must limit a prescription drug program's state expenditures to funding appropriated to the Indiana prescription drug account established under IC 4-12-8-2 from the Indiana tobacco master settlement agreement fund.
(h) The office may not implement a waiver under this SECTION until the office files an affidavit with the governor attesting that the federal waiver applied for under this SECTION is in effect. The office shall file the affidavit under this subsection not later than five (5) days after the office is notified that the waiver is approved.
(i) If the office receives a waiver under this SECTION from the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the governor receives the affidavit filed under subsection (f), the office shall implement the waiver not more than sixty (60) days after the governor receives the affidavit.