Section 5164.752 | Determining maximum dispensing fee.
In July of every even-numbered year, the department of medicaid shall initiate a confidential survey of the cost of dispensing drugs incurred by terminal distributors of dangerous drugs in this state. The survey shall be used as the basis for establishing the medicaid program's dispensing fee for terminal distributors in accordance with section 5164.753 of the Revised Code. The survey shall be completed and its results published not later than the last day of October of the year in which it is conducted.
Each terminal distributor that is a provider of drugs under the medicaid program shall participate in the survey. Except as necessary to publish the survey's results, a terminal distributor's responses to the survey are confidential and not a public record under section 149.43 of the Revised Code.
The survey shall be conducted in conformance with the requirements set forth in 42 C.F.R. 447.500 to 447.518. The survey shall include operational data and direct prescription expenses, professional services and personnel costs, and usual and customary overhead expenses of the terminal distributors surveyed. The survey shall compute and report the cost of dispensing on a basis of the usual and customary charges by terminal distributors to their customers for dispensing drugs.