Vermont is due to renew its Global Commitment to Health as it expires at the end of the 2021 calendar year. The proposed 5-year extension seeks to move the Medicaid population to a new risk-bearing, state-run, public managed care organization (MCO). The Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) would accept the risk for the Medicaid population, starting January 1, 2022, and cover health services - including pharmacy services.
H 439 has been signed by the Governor of Vermont in order to further regulate pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in the state. This law prohibits a PBM from restricting access to a pharmacy network or changing reimbursement rates for a pharmacy solely based on that pharmacy's participation in a 340B contract arrangement.
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