Bill Text - HB697 (2005)

(2nd New Title) establishing a committee to study medicaid reimbursement rates for pharmacy providers.


Revision: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

CHAPTER 73

HB 697-FN – FINAL VERSION

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HOUSE BILL 697-FN

AN ACT establishing a committee to study medicaid reimbursement rates for pharmacy providers.

SPONSORS: Rep. Wendelboe, Belk 1; Rep. Baroody, Hills 13; Sen. Martel, Dist 18

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a committee to study medicaid reimbursement rates for pharmacy providers.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT establishing a committee to study medicaid reimbursement rates for pharmacy providers.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

73:1 Committee Established. There is established a committee to study medicaid reimbursement rates for pharmacy providers and to make recommendations relative to the appropriate methodology to be used to determine such reimbursement rates.

73:2 Membership and Compensation.

I. The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a) Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b) Two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

II. The committee shall solicit information from the department of health and human services and from any other person or entity the committee deems relevant to its study.

III. Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

73:3 Duties. The committee’s study shall include, but not be limited to:

I. A review of issues related to medicaid pharmacy reimbursement rates including a study of past methodologies for determining such rates.

II. Making recommendations relative to the appropriate methodology for establishing future medicaid pharmacy reimbursement rates.

73:4 Chairperson; Quorum. The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member. The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Four members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

73:5 Report. The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2005.

73:6 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

(Approved: May 31, 2005)

(Effective Date: May 31, 2005)

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