assembly Bill A4233

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to extending the preferred drug program to medicaid managed care providers and health plans; repealer

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to ways and means
Feb 14, 2017 reported referred to ways and means
Feb 01, 2017 referred to health

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A4233 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §365-i, rpld §364-j subs 25 & 25-a, Soc Serv L; amd §§270 & 272, add §274-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9271
2019-2020: A2795

A4233 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Extends the preferred drug program to medicaid managed care providers and offers the program to other health plans.

A4233 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4233

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 1, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. GOTTFRIED, THIELE, RODRIGUEZ, MOSLEY, MAGNARELLI,
  LUPARDO,  CRESPO,  BLAKE, GALEF, JAFFEE, SEAWRIGHT, MONTESANO, TITONE,
  GUNTHER, LIFTON, SEPULVEDA, HOOPER, DINOWITZ, OTIS,  JENNE,  ABINANTI,
  HYNDMAN,  ORTIZ  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of A. CARROLL, COOK,
  CROUCH, ENGLEBRIGHT, GLICK, SIMON -- read once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee on Health

AN  ACT  to  amend the social services law and the public health law, in
  relation to extending the preferred drug program to  medicaid  managed
  care  providers and offering the program to other health plans; and to
  repeal certain provisions of the social services law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. This legislature finds that the costs
of  many prescription drugs in the market have been escalating unreason-
ably. The preferred drug program and the clinical  drug  review  program
under  the  public  health law provide effective mechanisms for assuring
access to quality, effective and safe drugs to  patients  at  reasonable
cost.  Providing  prescription  drugs  to  Medicaid  managed health care
provider participants through these programs will maximize the  Medicaid
program's  ability  to  negotiate  more  substantial  rebates  with drug
manufacturers (effectively, lower  prices),  while  protecting  Medicaid
managed  care  provider participants. Offering non-Medicaid health plans
the opportunity to use these programs will help lower  costs  for  those
health plans and those who pay their premiums, while protecting individ-
uals  covered by those plans, and will also further increase the negoti-
ating power of the programs.
  § 2. The social services law is amended by adding a new section  365-i
to read as follows:
  §  365-I.  PRESCRIPTION  DRUGS  IN MEDICAID MANAGED CARE PROGRAMS.  1.
DEFINITIONS. (A) THE DEFINITIONS OF TERMS IN SECTION TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY
OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW SHALL APPLY TO THIS SECTION.
  (B) AS USED IN THIS  SECTION,  UNLESS  THE  CONTEXT  CLEARLY  REQUIRES
OTHERWISE:

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