OK – SB 931
Passed the Senate – waiting for a hearing in the House Public Health Committee
NM – SB 92
Signed into law by the governor
MS – HB 1317
Tabled for the session
CT HB 6398
Referred to the Public Health Committee – waiting for a hearing
Federal Legislation – New and Updated Bills
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H.R. 2761: SPARC Act (Companion Bill to S 705)
This bill will amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a loan repayment program to encourage specialty medicine physicians to serve in rural communities experiencing a shortage of specialty medicine physicians, and for other purposes.
This bill generally prohibits pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from engaging in certain practices when managing the prescription drug benefits under a health insurance plan, including charging the plan a different amount than the PBM reimburses the pharmacy.
The bill also prohibits PBMs from arbitrarily, unfairly, or deceptively (1) clawing back reimbursement payments, or (2) increasing fees or lowering reimbursements to pharmacies to offset changes to federally funded health plans.