senate Bill S3963A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the amount of dispensing fees paid to pharmacies in EPIC and Medicaid

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 21, 2014 print number 3963a
amend and recommit to aging
Jan 08, 2014 referred to aging
Mar 01, 2013 referred to aging

S3963 - Details

Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §250, Eld L; amd §367-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1267A
2009-2010: S3901B

S3963 - Summary

Relates to the amount of dispensing fees paid to pharmacies in EPIC and Medicaid; establishes the dispensing fee at eight dollars per prescription for patients in long term care facilities, intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled, assisted living programs and any other residential care facilities in which prescriptions are dispensed in unit-of-use packaging.

S3963 - Sponsor Memo

S3963 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3963

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging

AN ACT to amend the elder law and the social services law,  in  relation
  to dispensing fees paid to pharmacies in EPIC and Medicaid

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of section 250 of the  elder
law,  as  amended  by  section 18 of part T of chapter 56 of the laws of
2012, is amended to read as follows:
  (c) As required by paragraphs (a)  and  (b)  of  this  subdivision,  a
dispensing  fee  of  [four]  SEVEN dollars [fifty] AND TWENTY-FIVE cents
[will apply to generic drugs and a dispensing fee of three dollars fifty
cents will apply to brand name  drugs]  PER  PRESCRIPTION  SHALL  APPLY,
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS DISPENSED FOR PATIENTS IN
LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES, INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR THE DEVELOP-
MENTALLY  DISABLED,  ASSISTED LIVING PROGRAMS, AND ANY OTHER RESIDENTIAL
CARE FACILITIES IN WHICH  PRESCRIPTIONS  ARE  DISPENSED  IN  UNIT-OF-USE
PACKAGING,  A  DISPENSING  FEE  OF  EIGHT DOLLARS PER PRESCRIPTION SHALL
APPLY.
  S 2. Subparagraphs (i) and (ii) of paragraph (d) of subdivision  9  of
section 367-a of the social services law, subparagraph (i) as amended by
section  10-a  of  part H of chapter 59 of the laws of 2011 and subpara-
graph (ii) as amended by section 48 of part C of chapter 58 of the  laws
of  2009,  are  amended and a new subparagraph (iii) is added to read as
follows:
  (i) for prescription drugs categorized as generic by the  prescription
drug  pricing  service used by the department, [three] SEVEN dollars and
[fifty] TWENTY-FIVE cents per prescription; and
  (ii) for prescription drugs  categorized  as  brand-name  prescription
drugs  by  the prescription drug pricing service used by the department,
[three] SEVEN dollars and [fifty] TWENTY-FIVE  cents  per  prescription,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09162-01-3

S3963A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §250, Eld L; amd §367-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1267A
2009-2010: S3901B

S3963A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the amount of dispensing fees paid to pharmacies in EPIC and Medicaid; establishes the dispensing fee at eight dollars per prescription for patients in long term care facilities, intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled, assisted living programs and any other residential care facilities in which prescriptions are dispensed in unit-of-use packaging.

S3963A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3963A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3963--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging  --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on  Aging  in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the elder law and the social services law, in relation
  to dispensing fees paid to pharmacies in EPIC and Medicaid

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of section 250 of the elder
law, as amended by section 18 of part T of chapter 56  of  the  laws  of
2012, is amended to read as follows:
  (c)  As  required  by  paragraphs  (a)  and (b) of this subdivision, a
dispensing fee of [four] SEVEN dollars  [fifty]  AND  TWENTY-FIVE  cents
[will apply to generic drugs and a dispensing fee of three dollars fifty
cents  will  apply  to  brand  name drugs] PER PRESCRIPTION SHALL APPLY,
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS DISPENSED FOR PATIENTS IN
LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES, INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR THE DEVELOP-
MENTALLY DISABLED, ASSISTED LIVING PROGRAMS, AND ANY  OTHER  RESIDENTIAL
CARE  FACILITIES  IN  WHICH  PRESCRIPTIONS  ARE DISPENSED IN UNIT-OF-USE
PACKAGING, A DISPENSING FEE OF  EIGHT  DOLLARS  PER  PRESCRIPTION  SHALL
APPLY.
  S  2.  Subparagraphs (i) and (ii) of paragraph (d) of subdivision 9 of
section 367-a of the social services law, subparagraph (i) as amended by
section 10-a of part H of chapter 59 of the laws of  2011  and  subpara-
graph  (ii) as amended by section 48 of part C of chapter 58 of the laws
of 2009, are amended and a new subparagraph (iii) is added  to  read  as
follows:
  (i)  for prescription drugs categorized as generic by the prescription
drug pricing service used by the department, [three] SEVEN  dollars  and
[fifty] TWENTY-FIVE cents per prescription; and

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09162-02-4

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