Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to develop, no later than January 1, 2020, a standardized format for all Medicaid managed care organization preferred drug lists in collaboration with Medicaid managed care organizations and other stakeholders, including, but not limited to, organizations that serve individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS or epilepsy, and community-based organizations, providers, and entities with expertise in drug formulary development. Requires the Department to allow Medicaid managed care organizations 6 months from the completion date of the standardized format to comply with the new Preferred Drug List format. Requires each Medicaid managed care organization to post its preferred drug list on its website without restricting access and to update the preferred drug list posted on its website no less than 30 days prior to the date upon which any update or change takes effect. Requires the Department to establish, no later than January 1, 2020, the Illinois Drug and Therapeutics Advisory Board to have the authority and responsibility to provide recommendations to the Department regarding which drug products to list on the Department's preferred drug list. Contains provisions concerning Board meetings and correspondence; the Board's composition; voting and non-voting members; and other matters. Requires the Department to adopt rules, to be in place no later than January 1, 2020, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining the Board. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Expands the membership on the Illinois Drug and Therapeutics Advisory Board by including the following members: (1) at least one clinician who specializes in the prevention and treatment of HIV, recommended by an HIV healthcare advocacy organization; and (2) at least one clinician recommended by a healthcare advocacy organization that serves individuals who are affected by chronic diseases that require significant pharmaceutical treatments. Provides that one non-voting clinician recommended by an association of Medicaid managed care health plans shall serve a term of 3 years on the Board without compensation. Includes organizations that serve individuals with rare diseases to the list of organizations that the Department of Healthcare and Family Services must collaborate with when developing a standardized format for all Medicaid managed care organization preferred drug lists. Provides that a licensed physician recommended by the Rare Disease Commission who is a rare disease specialist and possesses scientific knowledge and medical training with respect to rare diseases and is familiar with drug and biological products and treatment shall be notified in advance to attend an Illinois Drug and Therapeutics Advisory Board meeting when a drug or biological product is scheduled to be reviewed in order to advise and make recommendations on drugs or biological products. Makes technical changes.