senate Bill S6446

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to medicaid payment for co-payments due under Medicare Part D

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Jan 24, 2014 referred to health

S6446 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5349
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §273, Pub Health L; amd §§367-a & 365-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A5349, A576
2009-2010: A884

S6446 - Summary

Relates to medicaid payment for co-payments due under Medicare Part D; authorizes the commissioner of health to create a system to incorporate co-payments billed to a recipient under Medicare Part D towards the recipient's total annual co-payments under medical assistance.

S6446 - Sponsor Memo

S6446 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6446

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the social  services  law,  in
  relation to medicaid payment for co-payments due under Medicare Part D

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section 273 of the public health  law,  as
amended  by  section  7  of part C of chapter 58 of the laws of 2008, is
amended to read as follows:
  7. No prior authorization under the preferred drug  program  shall  be
required when a prescriber prescribes a drug on the preferred drug list,
OR  WHEN  MEDICAL  ASSISTANCE  PAYMENT  IS  MADE, UNDER PARAGRAPH (G) OF
SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION THREE  HUNDRED  SIXTY-FIVE-A  OF  THE  SOCIAL
SERVICES  LAW SOLELY FOR THE CO-PAYMENT FOR PRESCRIPTIONS PROVIDED UNDER
PART D OF TITLE XVIII OF THE  FEDERAL  SOCIAL  SECURITY  ACT;  provided,
however,  that  the  commissioner  may  identify [such] a drug for which
prior authorization is required pursuant to the provisions of the  clin-
ical  drug review program established under section two hundred seventy-
four of this article.
  S 2. Subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (f) of subdivision  6  of  section
367-a  of the social services law, as amended by section 42 of part C of
chapter 58 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  (ii) In the year commencing April first, two  thousand  five  and  for
each  year thereafter, no recipient shall be required to pay more than a
total of two hundred dollars in co-payments, INCLUDING THOSE required by
this subdivision[, nor] AND, FOR RECIPIENTS ELIGIBLE FOR COVERAGE  UNDER
PART D OF TITLE XVIII OF THE FEDERAL SOCIAL SECURITY ACT (REFERRED TO IN
THIS  SECTION AS "MEDICARE PART D"), THOSE CO-PAYMENTS REQUIRED BY MEDI-
CARE PART D. NOR shall reductions  in  payments  as  a  result  of  such
co-payments  exceed  two hundred dollars for any recipient.  THE COMMIS-
SIONER OF HEALTH SHALL CREATE A SYSTEM TO INCORPORATE CO-PAYMENTS BILLED
TO A RECIPIENT UNDER MEDICARE PART D TOWARDS THE RECIPIENT'S TOTAL ANNU-
AL CO-PAYMENTS UNDER MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.  AS PART OF THIS SYSTEM,  PHAR-
MACISTS SHALL RECORD ALL CO-PAYMENTS DUE UNDER MEDICARE PART D FROM SUCH

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

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