August 30, 2014

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Ky. House passes Stumbo's bills on Medicaid, prescriptions

The Kentucky House of Representatives voted unanimously for two bills House Speaker Greg Stumbo sponsored to address concerns with Medicaid managed care and to update last year’s law targeting prescription drug abuse.

“Taken together, these bills will improve our healthcare system by making some common-sense changes and clarifications,” said Speaker Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg.  “House Bill 5 will do that by making it easier for medical providers to resolve payment disputes much more quickly with the state’s Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs).  House Bill 217, meanwhile, will make some minor changes to last year’s ‘pill mill’ legislation and ensure that both the law and the regulations being finalized by the medical licensure boards mesh well.”