S. 1356 (112th): Affordable Medicines Utilization Act of 2011

Jul 13, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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H.R. 3342 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Nov 03, 2011

Scott Brown
Senator from Massachusetts
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Jul 13, 2011
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3342 (Related)
Affordable Medicines Utilization Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 03, 2011


This bill was introduced on July 13, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 13, 2011
Referred to Committee Jul 13, 2011
Full Title

A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to encourage States to increase generic drug utilization under Medicaid, and for other purposes.


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3 cosponsors (2R, 1D) (show)

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Affordable Medicines Utilization Act of 2011 - Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act, with respect to FY2012-FY2014, to require an increase in the quarterly Medicaid payment to a state by 50% of the generic drug utilization savings amount if the state's generic substitution rate for the most recent preceding fiscal year for which data is available is greater than its rate for the most recent second preceding fiscal year for which data is available.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to determine the state's generic substitution rate for such fiscal years.
Defines "generic substitution rate" as the share of all drug units for which Medicaid payment is made to a state for the 20 most widely prescribed multiple source drugs under the state program that have a specific National Drug Code.

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