Public Health Law
§ 280-a. Pharmacy benefit managers.
- Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings: (a) "Pharmacy benefit manager" means an entity that contracts with pharmacies or pharmacy contracting agents on behalf of a health plan, state agency, insurer, managed care organization, or other third party payor to provide pharmacy health benefit services or administration. (b) "Maximum allowable cost price" means a maximum reimbursement amount set by the pharmacy benefit manager for therapeutically equivalent multiple source generic drugs.
- A pharmacy benefit manager shall, with respect to contracts between a pharmacy benefit manager and a pharmacy or, alternatively, a pharmacy benefit manager and a pharmacy's contracting agent, such as a pharmacy services administrative organization, include a reasonable process to appeal, investigate and resolve disputes ...