2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Committee Approved)

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Correct Pharmacy Vaccine Administration Fee (language only)

Item 313 #24s

Item 313 #24s

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 381, line 38, strike "$16" and insert "$13".

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

"The department is authorized to set the administration fee at the same level as the Medicare reimbursement rates for COVID-19 vaccines if federal law or policy changes such that the Medicaid costs of the COVID-19 vaccine administration fee is 100 percent reimbursed from federal funds."


(This amendment corrects the fee amount included in the introduced budget for Medicaid reimbursement for vaccine administration in a pharmacy. 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. The department's budget assumptions for this fee was $13. This amendment corrects the language to reflect the $13 administration fee as reflected in the actual appropriation otherwise there would be a $7.1 million general fund shortfall in Medicaid. Language is added that if the federal government decides to provide a 100 percent federal match for vaccine administration fees related to COVID-19, then the department is authorized to increase the fee to the Medicare reimbursement level.)