MISSISSIPPI

Overview

In the 2018 legislative session, Mississippi introduced several bills to improve price transparency and cost containment for prescription drugs. While most failed to pass, the legislature passed the Prescription Drug Consumer Affordable Alternative Payment Options Act (HB 709), which allows pharmacists to provide patients with information about affordable alternatives of drugs.

 

The State Database

The Source tracks state activities impacting healthcare price and competition in both legislation and litigation in a searchable database to help stakeholders at the state level understand their legal and regulatory environment as they make efforts to improve access, quality, and efficiency, and reduce costs in healthcare.

The Database of State Laws Impacting Healthcare Cost and Quality (SLIHCQ), created by The Source on Healthcare Price & Competition and Catalyst for Payment Reform, catalogues state legislation governing price transparency, provider market power, provider payment, provider networks, and benefit design.

Search the database across all jurisdictions on the State Overview page, or view and filter existing legislation or litigation on individual state pages. The database allows customized search and filter by keyword, key issue category, and/or jurisdiction.

*Note: Current legislative session bill updates are ongoing. Check back weekly for updates. 



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© 2018-2019 The SLIHCQ DatabaseInitial funding for this project was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

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© 2018-2019 The SLIHCQ DatabaseInitial funding for this project was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.
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Additional Resources

LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR

Mississippi’s current legislative term runs from 1/8/2019 – 4/8/2019. Mississippi’s next legislative term will begin in 2020.

FY 2018 BUDGET

The State of Mississippi fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30. Mississippi enacted its FY 2018 Budget in the 2017 regular legislative session. To view Mississippi’s Department of Health FY 2018 spending plan, click here.

REGULATION & ENFORCEMENT

  • Mississippi was one of 16 states to file an amicus brief supporting the FTC’s winning position in the Ninth Circuit appeal of St. Luke’s Health Care Sys. v. FTC, No. 14-35173 (March 7, 2014), decided February 10, 2015. The States’ brief stated that the acceleration of health care costs due to the growth of large health care provider systems had become a matter of grave concern for the states.

KEY RESOURCES