HB 479 – Ohio

Status: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2018
Link: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA132-HB-479

DISCLOSE DRUG PRICE INFORMATION TO PATIENTS. When filling a prescription, if a pharmacist has information indicating that the cost-sharing amount required by the patient’s health benefit plan exceeds the amount that may otherwise be charged for the same drug, the pharmacist shall provide this information to the patient and the patient shall not be charged the higher amount. No health plan issuer, pharmacy benefit manager, or any other administrator shall require cost-sharing in an amount, or direct a pharmacy to collect cost-sharing in an amount, greater than the lesser of either of the following from an individual purchasing a prescription drug: (1) The amount an individual would pay for the drug if the drug were to be purchased without coverage under a health benefit plan; (2) The net reimbursement paid to the pharmacy for the prescription drug by the health plan issuer, pharmacy benefit manager, or administrator.

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