H.R.4665 - To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for an offset from the Medicaid clawback for State emergency prescription drug expenditures for Medicare dual-eligible individuals.109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD-3] (Introduced 01/31/2006)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||02/17/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4665 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/31/2006)
Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act with respect to required state reimbursements to the Secretary of Health and Human Services for federal assumption of Medicaid prescription drug costs for dual-eligible individuals (Medicaid clawback).
Requires an offset from the Medicaid clawback for state prescription drug expenditures for covered part D (Voluntary Prescription Drug Benefit Program) drugs for part D eligible individuals who are: (1) entitled to benefits under the state plan (whether as full-benefit dual eligible individuals, qualified Medicare beneficiaries, or otherwise); and (2) enrolled in a part D plan but unable to access on a timely basis benefits to which they were entitled.
Requires the Secretary to provide for recovery of payment reductions owing to such offset from those part D or Medicare Advantage-Prescription Drug (MA-PD) plans that would otherwise be responsible for the expenditures made by the states.