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SB 43: Uniform Prescription Drug Card Bill

OPA successfully guides SB 43 through the Ohio legislature!

OPA successfully guided SB 43 through the Ohio legislature. It was unanimously voted out of the Ohio House on May 26, 2004, and previously passed the Senate with a unanimous vote. It now awaits the Governor’s signature. The bill is the culmination of four years of work. Sponsor Sen. Bob Spada should be commended for his tireless work on this important legislation. This legislation requires health care plans providing prescription drug benefits to use a standardized identification card or other standardized technology in the processing of claims. If there is a change in the information contained in the standardized identification card or the electronic technology issued to an insured person, the health insurer must issue a new card or electronic technology to the person, but the bill doesn’t require a health insurer to issue a new card or electronic technology to an insured person more than once during a 12-month period. If changes occur, this legislation would allow the insurer to issue a sticker to be placed on the benefits card to announce the new or changed information. SB 43 will significantly cut down on the time you spend submitting claims, leaving you more time to spend with patients.

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August 27, 2019
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APhA's Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists

OPA Office, 2674 Federated Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235

September 8, 2019

OPA Compound Conference

Embassy Suites by Hilton in Dublin, Ohio

September 19, 2019
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Live Webinar: Required OSHA Training for Immunizing Pharmacists

September 22, 2019

The Midwest Independent Pharmacy Expo

Makoy Center, 5642 Center St., Hilliard, Ohio 43026

October 15, 2019
11:00AM

Live Webinar: Required OSHA Training for Immunizing Pharmacists