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Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Mandate 489

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Eliminate Dispensing Fee for NF Unit Dose Drugs
Purpose of legislation
To eliminate the $5 per member per month dispensing fee paid to nursing facilities who dispense drugs to their residents with a unit dose dispensing system.
Legislation mandating a change
Budget item mandating a change Item 297 (2011)
VAC chapters to be amended
12 vac 30 - 80 : Methods and Standards for Establishing Payment Rate; Other Types of Care
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 3637: CH 0080 Pharmacy Supplemental Rebate/Unit Dose Fee/Drug Threshold
Latest Stage: Fast-Track
Deadline for the regulation to become effective 1/7/2012
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