Arizona legislators recently passed a bill, SB 1082, that opens up contraceptive prescribing for pharmacies across the state. Under this bill, pharmacies are able to prescribe and dispense contraceptive pills, patches, and vaginal rings to women over 18 without the authorization of a doctor.
SB 1356 adds prohibition against claim adjudication process fees charged to pharmacies by PBMs. It states that a PBM may not directly or indirectly charge or hold a pharmacy responsible for a fee given during the claims adjudication process, steps including: adjudication claims, processing claims, developing or participating in an adjudication network. Pharmacies may also submit complaints for violations and seek action against PBMs to be held accountable.