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Synchronization of Prescription Drug Refills


On May 1, 2017, Gov. Fallin signed HB 1824 into law. This law requires plans that provide prescription drug benefits to provide synchronization of prescription drug refills at least once per year if certain conditions are met. Synchronization involves coordinating the medication refills of a patient that is taking two or more medications such that the medications are refilled on the same schedule. While plans can prorate daily cost-sharing rates for synchronized medications, they can’t prorate dispensing fees, which must be based on the number of prescriptions filled.

This law becomes effective on Nov. 1, 2017.

H.B. 1824 »