Public Notice: Increase Pharmacy Dispensing Fee Rate

The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS), pursuant to the requirements outlined in 42 C.F.R. §447.205, hereby gives notice of the following proposed action regarding changes to the pharmacy dispensing fee under Medicaid reimbursement for covered outpatient prescription drugs provided by enrolled pharmacy providers under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).

Pursuant to the authority of 2012 Iowa Acts, Senate File 2336, Section 33, the dispensing fee is based on a Cost of Dispensing survey required to be completed by all Iowa Medicaid enrolled pharmacy providers and pursuant to 2013 Iowa Acts, Senate File 446, section 29 the frequency of the Cost of Dispensing survey shall be every two years beginning in 2014. 

Pharmacy Dispensing Fee: The Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) IA-18-018 will amend Attachment 4.19-B which proposes to change the pharmacy dispensing fee for covered outpatient prescription drugs from $10.02 to $10.07 based on the 2018 Cost of Dispensing survey.  The effective date is November 1, 2018 or the first day of the month following the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approval of the SPA whichever is later.

 

Public Notice: Increase Pharmacy Dispensing Fee Rate

Post Date:

August 1, 2018

End Date:

August 31, 2018

Purpose:

The purpose of this posting is to provide public notice and receive public comments for consideration regarding to increasing the pharmacy dispensing fee for covered outpatient prescription drugs from $10.02 to $10.07 based on the 2018 Cost of Dispensing survey.

Notice:

Public NoticeIncrease Pharmacy Dispensing Fee Rate
AttachmentAttachment 4 19-B page 10

 

Written notice may be addressed to:

Susan Parker
Department of Human Services
Iowa Medicaid Enterprise
100 Army Post Road
Des Moines, IA 50315
 

Comments may also be sent via electronic mail to sparker2@dhs.state.ia.us

All comments must be received by August 31, 2018, at 4:30 p.m.