Under existing law, the total liability of an employer for the treatment of and medicine for injuries arising out and in the course of employment is limited
This bill would provide that when an employer has contracted with a physician, pharmacy, or pharmacy benefit management company for the purpose of providing workers' compensation prescription benefits at a contracted price that is less than the maximum fee schedule or prevailing rate, the employer's liability is limited to the contracted rate when other providers of prescription benefits are used
This bill would also provide that a provider of workers' compensation prescription benefits that is not a party to the contract with the employer may dispense medication to an employee of the employer only if the provider dispenses the prescription benefits at the contracted rate and deems payment of the contracted rate to be reimbursement in full
Relating to workers' compensation; to amend Sections 25-5-77, 25-5-293, and 25-5-314, Code of Alabama 1975, to provide further for the total liability of an employer with regard to the payment of prescription benefits; and to provide further for the payment of certain workers' compensation prescription benefits.
|March 15, 2018||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Judiciary|
|Hearing||April 19, 2017||room 428 at 15:30||House BCL Hearing|
|Bill Text||HB515 Alabama 2018 Session - Introduced|