H. R. 6326
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
August 2, 2012
Mr. Harper (for himself, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, and Mr. Palazzo) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit direct payment to pharmacies for certain compounded drugs that are prepared by the pharmacies for a specific beneficiary for use through an implanted infusion pump.
Medicare direct payment to pharmacies for certain compounded drugs that are prepared by the pharmacies for a specific beneficiary for use through an implanted infusion pump
The first sentence of section 1842(b)(6) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395u(b)(6)) is amended—
before the period at the end the following:
, and (I) in the case of
covered compounded drugs that are prepared by a pharmacy for a specific
individual, are dispensed, directly or indirectly, to the individual, are
necessary for the effective use of, or therapeutic benefit from, an implanted
infusion pump (regardless of who refills the pump), and are billed directly by
the pharmacy, payment shall be made to the pharmacy.
The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to drugs dispensed on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.