Bill Details - HB659 (2019)

HB 659 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0803

01/03

 

HOUSE BILL 659

 

AN ACT relative to reporting of internal pharmaceutical costs.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Butler, Carr. 7; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8; Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------

 

ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the insurance commissioner to request data from health carriers regarding prescription drug benefits which are outsourced to a pharmacy benefit manager or similar entity as part of the preparation for the department's annual hearing requirement.

 

This bill is a result of the commission to study greater transparency in pharmaceutical costs and rebate programs established in 2018, 350.

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0803

01/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to reporting of internal pharmaceutical costs.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Health Coverage; Requested Information.  Amend RSA 420-G:14-a by inserting after paragraph V the following new paragraph:

V-a.  With respect to prescription drug benefits that are outsourced to a pharmacy benefit manager or similar entity, the commissioner shall request and health carriers shall supply information and data, no later than June 30.  The information and data shall include spread amounts between payments to pharmacies and amounts paid to the pharmacy benefit manager by the carrier, drug rebate amounts from drug manufacturers to the pharmacy benefit manager or the carrier, and all administrative fees charged by the pharmacy benefit manager to the carrier, including, but not limited to, fees for wellness or disease management programs, analytic services, and claims processing.  This requirement shall exist whether or not the pharmacy benefit manager or similar entity is affiliated with the carrier.  The carrier may identify information as confidential and the department shall not publish those data on a carrier specific basis.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 3 P. 23
Feb. 19, 2019 Public Hearing: 02/19/2019 10:45 am LOB 302
Feb. 21, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/21/2019 10:30 am LOB 302
Feb. 21, 2019 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/21/2019 02:00 pm LOB 302
March 6, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 03/06/2019 02:30 pm LOB 302
March 8, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 03/08/2019 09:00 am LOB 302-304
March 8, 2019 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/08/2019 01:30 pm LOB 302-304
March 19, 2019 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/19/2019 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 16 P. 6
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 20-0; CC)
March 19, 2019 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/19/2019

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 19, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 21, 2019 House Exec Session
March 8, 2019 House Exec Session
March 8, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB659 Revision: 4939 Date: Jan. 16, 2019, 9:39 a.m.