2018 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Senate Committee Approved)

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Eliminate Reporting and Position Related to Pharmacy Claims

Item 307 #10s

Item 307 #10s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2019 ($78,720) FY2020 ($78,720) GF
FY2019 ($78,720) FY2020 ($78,720) NGF
FY2019 -1.00 FY2020 -1.00 FTE

Page 278, line 50, strike "$289,665,273" and insert "$289,507,833".
Page 278, line 50, strike "$284,228,621" and insert "$284,071,181".

Page 284, strike lines 9 through 22.


(This amendment eliminates $78,720 from the general fund and $78,720 from matching federal Medicaid funds each year and one position, and language directing the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) to require quarterly reports from the managed care companies on details related to pharmacy claims. The language only requires the reporting through FY 2019 so the need for the position is unnecessary in the second year. In addition, the report submitted to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on the implementation of this initiative on December 1, 2017, did not reflect any significant patterns. The report was only based on the first quarter of data but the agency will still be collecting a full year of data through the end of FY 2018, which should be sufficient to drawn any conclusions and therefore there is no need to continue the initiative into FY 2019.)