H.R. 6326 (112th): 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.

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Aug 02, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6326

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 2, 2012

(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

A BILL

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.

1.

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

(a)

In general

The first sentence of section 1842(b)(6) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395u(b)(6)) is amended—

(1)

by striking and before (H); and

(2)

by inserting 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.

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to drugs dispensed on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.