December 11, 2018
Effective for group health insurance policies issued or renewed on or after Jan. 1, 2019, HB 234 requires policies that cover prescription drugs to provide coverage for a partial supply of a prescription drug if the prescribing provider or pharmacist determines the fill or refill to be in the best interest of the participant or for the purpose of medical synchronization. Medical synchronization means the coordination of prescription refills for a patient who is taking two or more maintenance drugs; this is believed to improve medication adherence. The policy is prohibited from denying a prescription refill on the basis that it is being filled too soon if the purpose is medical synchronization. Lastly, the cost-sharing for the partial supply must be prorated accordingly.
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