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House Bill 1233

House Bill 1233

ARCHIVE (2002)

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DIGEST OF HB1233 (Updated February 26, 2002 7:28 PM - DI 84)

Mental health drugs for Medicaid recipients. Prohibits the use of prior authorization for certain mental health drugs under Medicaid and the children's health insurance program (CHIP). Provides that this prohibition does not apply to a formulary or prior authorization program operated by a managed care organization under the Medicaid or CHIP programs. Establishes procedures to follow for requiring prior authorization for other drugs under the Medicaid and CHIP programs. Allows the office of Medicaid policy and planning to place limits on quantities dispensed or the frequency of refills for any covered drug for the purpose of preventing fraud, abuse, waste, overutilization, or inappropriate utilization or to implement disease management. Provides that the assessment on certain facilities for the developmentally disabled and mentally retarded may not exceed 10% of the facility's total annual revenue.
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