2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Conference Report)

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Pharmacy Vaccine Administration Fee for COVID-19 (language only)

Item 313 #23c

Item 313 #23c

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 381, line 41, after "fee.", insert:

"The department is authorized to set the administration fee for COVID-19 vaccines at the same level as Medicare reimbursement for such vaccines."


(This amendment provides an exception for the fee amount included in the introduced budget for Medicaid reimbursement for vaccine administration in a pharmacy such that COVID-19 vaccines can be reimbursed at Medicare rates. Currently, Medicaid does not have a vaccine administration fee for pharmacists. The introduced budget directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to establish such a fee and sets the fee at $16. However, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has established higher vaccine administration fees for COVID-19 and this language allows the Department of Medical Assistance Services to match those fees.)