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Saint Peters Blog: Senate Insurance Panel OKs FMA’s ‘Right Medicine, Right Time Act’

The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee gave the green light to the Florida Medical Association’s top priority: a bill that precludes insurance companies and HMOs from limiting direct access to medications without prior approval from a government-housed clinical committee.

It’s being called the “Right Medicine, Right Time Act” and it most likely will be the center of the biggest tussle between the physician and insurance industries for the 2015 session.

Under the provisions in the bill an insurer and its chief medical officer can be sued if any prior authorization or step therapy changes are made without prior approval of the seven-member committee housed in the Florida Department of Health.

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