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SB-525 Medi-Cal: reimbursement: blood factors.(2019-2020)



SECTION 1.

 Section 14105.86 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

14105.86.
 (a) For the purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) (A) “Average sales price” means the price reported to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by the manufacturer pursuant to Section 1847A of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 1395w-3a).
(B) “Average manufacturer price” means the price reported to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services pursuant to Section 1927 of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 1396r-8).
(C) “Wholesale acquisition cost” has the same meaning as provided for “wholesaler acquisition cost” in Section 14105.45.
(D) “Actual acquisition cost” has the same meaning as provided in Section 14105.45.
(E) “Professional dispensing fee” has the same meaning as provided in Section 14105.45.
(2) “Blood factors” means plasma protein therapies and their recombinant analogs. Blood factors include, but are not limited to, all of the following:
(A) Coagulation factors, including:
(i) Factor VIII, nonrecombinant.
(ii) Factor VIII, porcine.
(iii) Factor VIII, recombinant.
(iv) Factor IX, nonrecombinant.
(v) Factor IX, complex.
(vi) Factor IX, recombinant.
(vii) Antithrombin III.
(viii) Anti-inhibitor factor.
(ix) Von Willebrand factor.
(x) Factor VIIa, recombinant.
(B) Immune Globulin Intravenous.
(C) Alpha-1 Proteinase Inhibitor.
(b) The reimbursement for blood factors shall be by national drug code number number,  and shall not exceed  reimbursement shall be the lower of the wholesale acquisition cost,  120 percent of the average sales price of the last quarter reported. reported, or the actual acquisition cost for the drug plus a professional dispensing fee of 14 cents ($0.14) per unit. 
(c) The average sales price for blood factors of manufacturers or distributors that do not report an average sales price pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be identical to the average manufacturer price. The average sales price for new products that do not have a calculable average sales price or average manufacturer price shall be equal to a projected sales price, as reported by the manufacturer to the department. Manufacturers reporting a projected sales price for a new product shall report the first monthly average manufacturer price reported to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The reporting of an average sales price that does not meet the requirement of this subdivision shall result in that blood factor no longer being considered a covered benefit.
(d) The average sales price shall be reported at the national drug code level to the department on a quarterly basis.
(e) (1) Effective July 1, 2008, the department shall collect a state rebate, in addition to rebates pursuant to other provisions of state or federal law, for blood factors reimbursed pursuant to this section by programs that qualify for federal drug rebates pursuant to Section 1927 of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 1396r-8) or otherwise qualify for federal funds under Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 1396 et seq.) pursuant to the Medicaid state plan or waivers and the programs authorized by Article 5 (commencing with Section 123800) of Chapter 3 of Part 2 of, and Article 1 (commencing with Section 125125) of Chapter 2 of Part 5 of, Division 106 of the Health and Safety Code.
(2) Upon implementation of paragraphs (4) and (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 14105.33 for blood factors pursuant to this section, “utilization data” used to determine the state rebate shall be described pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 14105.33. The department shall post on its Internet Web site  internet website  a notice that it has implemented paragraphs (4) and (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 14105.33 for blood factors pursuant to this section.
(3) The state rebate shall be negotiated as necessary between the department and the manufacturer. Manufacturers who do not execute an agreement to pay additional rebates pursuant to this section shall have their blood factors available only through an approved treatment or service authorization request. All blood factors that meet the definition of a covered outpatient drug pursuant to Section 1927 of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 1396r-8) shall remain a benefit benefit,  subject to the utilization controls provided for in this section.
(4) In reviewing authorization requests, the department shall approve the lowest net cost product that meets the beneficiary’s medical need. The review of medical need shall take into account a beneficiary’s clinical history or the use of the blood factor pursuant to payment by another third party, or both.
(f) A beneficiary may obtain blood factors that require a treatment or service authorization request pursuant to subdivision (e) if the beneficiary qualifies for continuing care status. To be eligible for continuing care status, a beneficiary must be taking the blood factor and the department has reimbursed a claim for the blood factor with a date of service that is within 100 days prior to the date the blood factor was placed on treatment authorization request status. A beneficiary may remain eligible for continuing care status, provided that a claim is submitted for the blood factor in question at least every 100 days and the date of service of the claim is within 100 days of the date of service of the last claim submitted for the same blood factor.
(g) Changes made to the list of covered blood factors under this or any other section shall be exempt from the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340), Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 11370), and Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code), and shall not be subject to the review and approval of the Office of Administrative Law.