Numerous Pharmacy Supported Bills Filed

As previously mentioned, today was the bill filing deadline. The bills initiated and supported by the pharmacy community includes:

SB 2261/HB 2231 by Sen. Kolkhorst/Rep. Oliverson
Relating to the practices of pharmacy benefit managers

SB 2262/HB 3388 by Sen. Kolkhorst/Rep. Sheffield
Relating to the delivery of outpatient drug benefits under certain public benefit programs, including Medicaid and child health programs.

HB 3401 by Rep. Raymond
Relating to delivery of outpatient prescription drug benefits under certain public benefit programs, including Medicaid and the child health plan program.

SB 2267 by Kolkhorst
Relating to the provisions of pharmacy benefit managers through Medicaid Managed Care

HB 698 by Rep. Blanco
Relating to certain protected practices of pharmacists and pharmacies regarding amounts charged for prescription drugs

SB 2049/HB 1757 by Sen. Schwertner/Rep. Lucio
Relating to the authority of an insured to select a pharmacist under the insured's health insurance policy.

SB 469 by Sen. Kolkhorst
Relating to certain protected disclosures by pharmacists and pharmacies regarding amounts charged for prescriptions

SB 420/HB 577 by Sen. Buckingham/Rep. Thompson
Relating to dispenser requirements for refilling a prescription of certain controlled substances

SB 580 by Sen. Campbell
Relating to modification of certain prescription drug benefits and coverage offered by certain health benefit plans.

SB 692/HB 1455 by Sen. Buckingham/Rep. Hunter
Relating to the audit of wholesale invoices during certain audits of pharmacists and pharmacies.

SB 835/HB 4285 by Sen. Miles/Rep. Zelder
Relating to the authority of pharmacists to furnish certain medications.

HB 1827 by Rep. Howard
Relating to the authority of pharmacists to furnish certain medications.

SB 846/HB 2817 by Sen. Hughes/Rep. Lucio
Relating to the contractual relationship between a pharmacist or pharmacy and a health benefit plan issuer or pharmacy benefit manager

SB 580/HB 2099 by Sen. Cambell/Rep. Lambert
Relating to modification of certain prescription drug benefits and coverage offered by certain health benefit plans.

HB 3441 by Rep. Lucio
Relating to reimbursement under certain health benefit plans for certain services and procedures performed by pharmacists.

HB 4185 by Rep. Canales
Relating to examination of pharmacy benefit managers by the commissioner of insurance.

HB 2536 by Oliverson
Relating to transparency related to drug costs.

HB 4315 by Raymond
Relating to required access to care and provider network provisions in a contract between the Health and Human Services Commission and a Medicaid managed care organization.

HB 3157 by Raymond
Relating to the duties of the Health and Human Services Commission's office of inspector general.

HB 3481 by S. Davis
Relating to investigation of fraud, waste, and abuse in Medicaid managed care by the Health and Human Services Commission's office of inspector general.

HB 3548 by Rose
Relating to managing Medicaid recipient and provider complaints and appeals.

SB 1509 by Schwertner
Relating to the adequacy and effectiveness of managed care plan networks.

SB 1096/HB 3685 by Perry/Oliverson
Relating to pharmacy benefits provided through the Medicaid managed care program.