5164.09 [Effective 1/1/2015] Equivalant coverage for orally and intravenously administered cancer medications.

(A) Except as provided in division (C) of this section, the medicaid program shall cover prescribed, orally administered cancer medications on at least the same basis that it covers intraveneously administered or injected cancer medications. In implementing this section, the department of medicaid shall not institute cost-sharing requirements under section 5162.20 of the Revised Code for prescribed, orally administered cancer medications that are greater than any cost-sharing requirements instituted under that section for intraveneously administered or injected cancer medications.

(B) Division (A) of this section does not preclude the department from requiring a medicaid recipient to obtain prior authorization before a prescribed, orally administered cancer medication is dispensed to the recipient.

(C) This section shall not be implemented during a fiscal year if the medicaid director determines that this section's implementation would cause the costs of the medicaid program's coverage of prescribed drugs to increase by more than one per cent over such costs for the most recent previous fiscal year for which the amount of such costs is known.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 99, §1, eff. 1/1/2015.