Testimony On HB 755: One PA for 12 Months for Prescription Drugs
We are neutral on House Bill 755 after working with Rep. Johnson on a forthcoming committee sub that will address our concerns and create some reasonable guardrails. We appreciate the author making changes to the bill to address concerns.
As introduced, the bill would broadly eliminate almost all prior authorizations (PAs) for prescription drugs. The legislation’s definition of “chronic” is so broad that health plans would be prohibited from requiring a PA for nearly any drug. This includes verifying that opioids are prescribed according to guidelines at the lowest possible dose and for the shortest possible duration to help prevent overuse.
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