2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Committee Approved)

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Restore Pharmacy Dispensing Fees for Generic Drugs

Item 326 #7h

Item 326 #7h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2005 $1,124,485 FY2006 $1,217,249 GF
FY2005 $1,124,485 FY2006 $1,217,249 NGF

Page 250, line 37, strike "$4,057,098,577" and insert "$4,059,347,547".
Page 250, line 37, strike "$4,428,632,619" and insert "$4,431,067,117".
Page 264, line 47, insert:  
"BBB.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance Services to increase the dispensing fee paid to pharmacists for generic drug products from $3.75 to $4.10 per prescription per month.  Such amendments to the State Plan shall become effective within 280 days or less from the enactment of this act."

(This amendment increases the Medicaid reimbursement for pharmacy dispensing fees for generic drugs from $3.75 to $4.10 per prescription per month.)