Revise laws related to dispensing of drugs by medical practitioners. An act revising laws relating to dispensing of drugs by medical practitioners; allowing medical practitioners to dispense drugs to patients; establishing requirements for and limitations on medical practitioner dispensing; requiring registration; providing rulemaking authority; and amending sections 37-2-104, 37-7-103, and 50-31-307, MCA.
Expand practice of telemedicine. An act generally revising laws relating to telehealth; prohibiting certain contract provisions that impose site restrictions on telehealth; providing that a previously established patient-health care provider relationship is not required to receive services by telehealth; revising the definition of telemedicine; extending the coverage requirement to public employee benefit plans and self-insured student health plans; providing rulemaking authority; amending sections 2-18-704, 20-25-1303, 20-25-1403, 33-22-138, 37-3-102, 37-11-101, 37-11-105, and 50-46-302, MCA; and providing a delayed effective date.
Require state programs to participate in a health information exchange. A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT REQUIRING STATE-RELATED HEALTH BENEFIT PROGRAMS TO PARTICIPATE IN A SECURE STATEWIDE HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE; ENABLING STATE AGENCIES TO PRIVATELY AND SECURELY SHARE INFORMATION WITH THE EXCHANGE; AND AMENDING SECTIONS 2-18-811, 20-25-1303, AND 20-25-1403, MCA."
Establish reporting requirements for Medicaid/CHIP quality measures. A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT ESTABLISHING REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR PROGRAM INTEGRITY AND QUALITY MEASURES FOR THE MEDICAID AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAMS."
Create insulin safety net program. A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT CREATING AN INSULIN SAFETY NET PROGRAM; ESTABLISHING REQUIREMENTS FOR PROGRAM PARTICIPATION; REQUIRING LICENSING OF MANUFACTURERS OF INSULIN SOLD IN MONTANA; REQUIRING MANUFACTURERS TO REIMBURSE OR REPLACE INSULIN DISPENSED UNDER THE PROGRAM; ESTABLISHING REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; PROVIDING RULEMAKING AUTHORITY; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE AND A TERMINATION DATE."
Interim study on health care. A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MONTANA REQUESTING AN INTERIM STUDY OF THE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM; AND REQUIRING THAT FINAL RESULTS OF THE STUDY BE REPORTED TO THE 68TH LEGISLATURE.
Establishing requirements for transparency in prescription drug costs. A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG COST TRANSPARENCY ACT; ESTABLISHING REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG MANUFACTURERS, PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS, AND HEALTH INSURANCE ISSUERS; REQUIRING ESTABLISHMENT OF A WEBSITE FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG COST INFORMATION; PROVIDING PENALTIES; PROVIDING RULEMAKING AUTHORITY; AND PROVIDING A DELAYED EFFECTIVE DATE."
Generally revising requirements related to telehealth. AN ACT GENERALLY REVISING LAWS RELATED TO TELEHEALTH SERVICES; ALLOWING HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO PROVIDE SERVICES BY MEANS OF TELEHEALTH; ALLOWING MEDICAID COVERAGE OF SERVICES PROVIDED BY MEANS OF TELEHEALTH; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; CLARIFYING RULEMAKING AUTHORITY; AND AMENDING SECTIONS 37-7-101, 37-7-201, 37-11-101, 37-11-105, 37-15-102, 37-15-202, 37-15-314, 37-15-315, 53-6-113, AND 53-6-155, MCA.
Generally revise laws related to insurance coverage of telemedicine services. A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT GENERALLY REVISING HEALTH CARE INSURANCE LAWS; PROVIDING FOR PAY EQUITY FOR TELEMEDICINE SERVICES PROVIDED BY CERTAIN HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS; EXTENDING TELEMEDICINE COVERAGE AND PARITY REQUIREMENTS TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS, STUDENT HEALTH PLANS, AND MEDICAID; AMENDING SECTIONS 2-18-704, 20-25-1403, 33-31-111, 33-35-306, AND 53-6-101, MCA; AND PROVIDING A DELAYED EFFECTIVE DATE."
Create a mini-COBRA law for small employer health insurance plans. Allows employees of small employers to elect continuation of insurance coverage on termination of employment.