H.R.2409 - Safety Net Hospital Pharmacy Access Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Shadegg, John B. [R-AZ-3] (Introduced 06/10/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||06/24/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R. 1, which became Public Law 108-173 on 12/8/2003.|
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Summary: H.R.2409 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/10/2003)
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.