HF 2473 – Iowa

Status: In Process
Year Introduced: 2024
Link: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=90&ba=HF2473

This bill pertains to pharmacy benefits managers (PBM), pharmacies, and prescription drug benefits. It mandates that any amount paid by a person for a drug must be applied to any deductible of that person’s health benefit plan. It also forbids the prohibition of a person from filling a drug order at any pharmacy located in the state. PBMs are forbidden from imposing different cost-sharing or additional fees on a person based on the pharmacy chosen for filling their prescription. PBMs also cannot require a person to purchase pharmacy services exclusively through a mail order pharmacy provider to receive payment or reimbursement. The concept of a “mail order pharmacy provider” is defined in this bill. The provisions are applicable to PBMs managing a health carrier’s prescription drug benefit in the state from the effective date of this bill.

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