senate Bill S5923

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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May 16, 2019 referred to health

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S5923 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2795
Current Committee:
Senate Health
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
2017-2018: A4233

S5923 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S5923 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5923 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5923

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2019
                               ___________

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 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:
  (I) "MANAGED CARE  PROVIDER"  MEANS  A  MANAGED  CARE  PROVIDER  UNDER
SECTION  THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-FOUR-J OF THIS ARTICLE, A MANAGED LONG TERM

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

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