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Colorado

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Pharmacy Laws & Regulations

Colorado

Pharmacy Laws & Regulations

(All States)

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Medicaid Reimbursement For Services By Pharmacists

HB 21-1275 concerns the reimbursement for pharmacist-conducted services under the Medical Assistance Act. This law modifies Colorado's Medicaid program to deliver payments to pharmacists working in collaborative practice agreements with a physician. It also sets up reimbursement for clinical services performed by pharmacists at federally qualified health centers.

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Colorado General Assembly

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Colorado Law Creates a Prescription Drug Affordability Review Board

Governor Jared Polis has signed into law SB 21-175, a law which creates a Prescription Drug Affordability Review Board (PDAB). The board is aimed to help manage out-of-pocket drug costs for consumers, but is limited in its scope. It has been met with some pushback from pharmacists and other healthcare provider amidst concerns of unintended consequences, such as limiting patient access to medications and squeezing even tighter margins for community pharmacies.

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JDSupra

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Colorado Competitive Pharmacy Benefit Managers Marketplace

HB 21-1237 concerns the creation of a competitive pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) marketplace. This new law directs the state of Colorado to enter into contract with a PBM to administer state employee health insurance through a reverse-auction process, and then use that same platform to then audit claims of the PBMs performance and detect any deviations from specific terms of the contract.

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Colorado General Assembly

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Colorado Enacts New Opioid Guidelines

Colorado Governor Jared Polis recently signed SB 11, which lays out new requirements for pharmacies dispensing opioids. Under the law, pharmacists must educate patients about the dangers of opioid use before dispensing them. In the event of opioid overdose, they must also offer patients antagonists like Narcan. Proponents of the bill expect that SB 11 will save lives and effectively address the opioid crisis.

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LegiScan

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