Medical synchronization bill approved

Legislators approved a bill March 7 that allows Nebraskans with multiple medical prescriptions to coordinate and collect all of their medication on the same day.

<a href='http://news.legislature.ne.gov/dist20' target='_blank' title='Link to the website of Sen. John McCollister'>Sen. John McCollister</a>
Sen. John McCollister

LB442, introduced by Sen. John McCollister of Omaha, allows for medical synchronization if medication:
• is covered by the patient’s health benefit plan or has been approved by a formulary exception process;
• meets the prior authorization or utilization management criteria;
• treats a chronic illness;
• can be safely split into short-fill periods; and
• is not a Schedule II controlled substance.

The bill was approved on a 46-0 vote.

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