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2018 Regular Session



Pharmacy Benefits Managers - Revisions

Sponsored by:

Delegate Anderton


In the Senate - First Reading Finance

Synopsis:Altering the application fee for a pharmacy benefits manager to register with the Maryland Insurance Commissioner; prohibiting a pharmacy benefits manager from prohibiting a pharmacy or pharmacist from providing a beneficiary with certain information regarding a certain retail price or certain cost share for a prescription drug; prohibiting a pharmacy benefits manager from retaliating against a contracted pharmacy for filing a certain complaint; prohibiting a pharmacy benefits manager from charging a certain fee; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Anderton, Kipke, Sample-Hughes, Adams, Pendergrass, Bromwell, Angel, Cullison, Hayes, Hill, Kelly, Krebs, Metzgar, Miele, Morales, Morgan, Pena-Melnyk, Platt, Rosenberg, Saab, Szeliga, West, and K. Young
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB1079
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): January 1, 2019
Health and Government Operations  View Committee HearingFinance
Broad Subject(s):Insurance - Health
Narrow Subject(s):Beneficiaries -see also- Estates and Trusts
Contracts -see also- Land Installment Contracts; Procurement
Drugs -see also- Controlled Dangerous Sub; Substance Abuse
Electronic Communication -see also- Comm; Elec.Gov; Lang; Te
Fees -see also- Attys' Fees; Devt Fees & Taxes; Reimb Rates
Insurance Administration
Investigations and Inquiries -see also- Crim Bckgrnd Invest
Pharmacy Benefits Managers
Pharmacists and Pharmacies
Prices -see also- Consumer Price Index
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Statutes:Article - Insurance
(15-1604, 15-1605, 15-1607, 15-1628.1, 15-1642, 15-1611)

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March 19, 2018 7:31 P.M.