HB 21-1275

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Apr 15, 2021
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Medicaid Reimbursement For Services By Pharmacists


The bill requires that a pharmacist receive reimbursement under the medical assistance program for providing services authorized in statute, which reimbursement must be equivalent to the reimbursement provided to a physician or advanced practice nurse for the same services rendered, including services delivered by a pharmacist through telemedicine. The department of health care policy and financing is directed to seek any federal authorization necessary to receive federal matching money for the reimbursements. Further, the bill allows a pharmacist or pharmacy with authority to administer extended-release injectable medications for the treatment of mental health or substance use disorders to seek reimbursement for those medications under the medical assistance program as either a pharmacy benefit or as a medical benefit. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Bill Sponsors (4)


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Apr 28, 2021


House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee

Apr 15, 2021


Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance

  • Introduction
Health & Insurance

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced (04/15/2021) PDF
PA1 (04/29/2021) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/27/2021) PDF


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