H.R. 2409 (108th): Safety Net Hospital Pharmacy Access Act of 2003

Introduced:
Jun 10, 2003 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
John Shadegg
Representative for Arizona's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jun 10, 2003
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
S. 1195 (Related)
Safety Net Hospital Pharmacy Access Act of 2003

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 05, 2003

H.R. 1 (Related)
Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003

Signed by the President
Dec 08, 2003

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 10, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 10, 2003
Referred to Committee Jun 10, 2003
 
Full Title

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to clarify that inpatient drug prices charged to certain public hospitals are included in the best price exemptions for the Medicaid drug rebate program.

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Cosponsors
7 cosponsors (5D, 2R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

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6/10/2003--Introduced.
Safety Net Hospital Pharmacy Access Act of 2003 - States that the Constitutional authority upon which this Act rests is the power of the Congress to regulate commerce with foreign nations and among the several States.
Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to include inpatient prices charged to disproportionate share (DSH) hospitals in the best price exemptions for the Medicaid drug rebate program.
(Thus allows certain high-volume DSH safety net providers to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies and receive the lowest price they can get for inpatient drugs.
Currently such entities are only able to receive discounts on the prices of outpatient drugs because of a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services interpretation of the best price exemption under the Medicaid drug rebate program).
Subjects such drugs purchased by high-volume DSH hospital safety net providers for inpatient use to specified auditing and recordkeeping requirements.

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