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Call your representatives now on Pharmacy PBM Audit Bill
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March 2012 - Special Edition

Volume 17, Number 4

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CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES NOW ON PHARMACY PBM AUDIT BILL

**MINNESOTA H.F. 1236 - Pharmacy Benefit Management - Audits

Sponsor: Representative Rod Hamilton (R)

Summary: Establishes a pharmacy audit integrity program to provide standards for an audit of pharmacy records carried out by a managed care company, insurance company, Medicare Part B audit contractors, third-party payor, pharmacy benefits manager, health program administered by a state agency, or any entity that represents such companies.

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bin/bldbill.php?bill=H1236.0.html&session=ls87

Status: Introduced and referred to House Health and Human Services Reform Committee 3/21/2011. Hearing held 4/26/2011. Carried over upon adjournment 5/23/2011. Hearing scheduled 3/13/2012.

Outlook: This hearing will be open to the public and testimony will be accepted at the discretion of the chair. Committee meeting agendas can change with little notice and bills are usually voted on when they are heard.

The bill sponsor, Representative Rod Hamilton (R), is a member of the majority party and does not serve on the committee of referral, the House Health and Human Services Reform Committee. This committee was created by House leadership this year. The bill has six additional cosponsors, including Representative Steve Gottwalt (R), the chair of the committee of referral. The sponsor has gathered a bipartisan coalition in support of this measure. Bipartisan support is seen as an important indicator for a bill’s prospects as Republicans control both legislative chambers, while the Democrats control the Governor’s Office.

A companion measure has been introduced in the Senate (S.F. 973) and has been referred to committee. Having a companion in the opposite chamber indicates an increased likelihood a measure will be considered.

Companion Bill: 2011 S.F. 973

Effective Date: 1/1/2011

The House Health and Human Services Reform Committee is scheduled to hear HF 1236 (PBM audit bill) on Tuesday, March 13, at 2:30 pm.

It is critical that Committee members hear from constituents about HF 1236 in advance of the hearing. Please urge constituents of these lawmakers to call before Tuesday (contact information below) to express support for HF 1236.

Quick tips:

  • Identify yourself as a constituent
  • State your support for HF 1236, scheduled for hearing on Tuesday
  • Ask for the lawmaker to support HF 1236 in the hearing
  • Thank the legislator for his/her time and support.

Who is my lawmaker?

Questions? Please contact Julie Johnson of MPhA (651-290-7486) or Joel Kurzman of NACDS (703-837-4290).

Committee web page:www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/committeemembers.asp?comm=87011

Committee information is also below.

Health and Human Services Reform Membership 2011 - 2012

Meets: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

Committee Chair: Steve Gottwalt (R)
485 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155
651-296-6316
E-mail: rep.steve.gottwalt@house.mn

Vice Chair: Tara Mack (R)
557 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155
651-296-5506
E-mail: rep.tara.mack@house.mn

DFL Lead: Tina Liebling (DFL)
357 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155
651-296-0573
E-mail: rep.tina.liebling@house.mn

Jim Abeler (R)
479 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155
651-296-1729
E-mail: rep.jim.abeler@house.mn

Susan Allen (DFL)
389 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155
651-296-7152
E-mail: rep.susan.allen@house.mn

Bob Barrett (R)
413 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155
651-296-5377
E-mail: rep.bob.barrett@house.mn

Mike Benson (R)
515 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155
651-296-4378
E-mail: rep.mike.benson@house.mn

Mary Franson (R)
429 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155
651-296-3201
E-mail: rep.mary.franson@house.mn

Patti Fritz (DFL)
253 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155
651-296-8237
E-mail: rep.patti.fritz@house.mn

Glenn Gruenhagen (R)
575 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155
651-296-4229
E-mail: rep.glenn.gruenhagen@house.mn

Larry Hosch (DFL)
349 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155
651-296-4373
E-mail: rep.larry.hosch@house.mn

Thomas Huntley (DFL)
351 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155
651-296-2228
E-mail: rep.thomas.huntley@house.mn

Mary Kiffmeyer (R)
501 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155
651-296-4237
E-mail: rep.mary.kiffmeyer@house.mn

Kathy Lohmer (R)
521 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155
651-296-4244
E-mail: rep.kathy.lohmer@house.mn

Joe McDonald (R)
523 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155
651-296-4336
E-mail: rep.joe.mcdonald@house.mn

Carolyn McElfatrick (R)
545 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155
651-296-2365
E-mail: rep.carolyn.mcelfatrick@house.mn

Rena Moran (DFL)
227 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155
651-296-5158
E-mail: rep.rena.moran@house.mn

Erin Murphy (DFL)
345 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155
651-296-8799
E-mail: rep.erin.murphy@house.mn

Kim Norton (DFL)
233 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155
651-296-9249
E-mail: rep.kim.norton@house.mn

Sandra Peterson (DFL)
337 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155
651-296-4176
E-mail: rep.sandra.peterson@house.mn

Duane Quam (R)
569 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155
651-296-9236
E-mail: rep.duane.quam@house.mn

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