Amendment #797 to H3600

Academic Medical Detailing Initiative

Representatives Benson of Lunenburg, Tosado of Springfield, Cantwell of Marshfield, D'Emilia of Bridgewater, Barber of Somerville, Hecht of Watertown, Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield, Keefe of Worcester, Khan of Newton, Miceli of Wilmington and Garlick of Needham moves to amend the bill in section 2, in item 1450-1200, in line 4, by inserting at the end of the line item the following:

 

And provided further the Health Policy Commission shall fund the operation of an evidence-based outreach and education program (academic detailing) designed to provide information to physicians, pharmacists and other health care professionals authorized to prescribe and dispense medications that shall focus on managing pain without over prescribing opioids.  To be eligible to receive this funding the recipient shall be a nonprofit organization which satisfies each of the following criteria:  has five or more years of expertise in the administration and implementation of an academic detailing program; operates in accordance with clinical guidelines/protocols approved by an accredited medical school;  has published papers in peer-reviewed literature on academic detailing; and has also qualified for funding from two or more state government agencies at least one of which shall include a Massachusetts government agency.  The purpose of this funding is for the development, implementation and promotion of an academic detailing program, which will provide evidence-based prescriber outreach and education to enhance the therapeutic and cost effective utilization of prescription drugs particularly in MassHealth, group insurance commission, health safety net, prescription advantage plan, children’s medical security plan and connector care populations or other publicly-funded, contracted or subsidized health care program populations. Access to data from MassHealth, The Massachusetts online prescription drug monitoring program and other databases will be utilized to identify regions and prescribers, which would most benefit from the program. No more than 20 % of this funding shall be used by the commission for the administration of this program and provided further the Health Policy Commission shall make $500,000 available for said program”,

and in said item by striking out the figures “$8,479,009” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$8,979,009".


Amendment #797 to H3600

Academic Medical Detailing Initiative

Representative:

Michael S. Day

Sean Garballey

Nick Collins

Frank A. Moran