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Ohio Arthritis Biosimilars

Ohio Biosimilar Substitution bill signed into Law by Governor Kasich

Imagine that your pharmacist substituted the biologic drug prescribed by your physician for a different drug, an interchangeable biologic product, without your physician being informed. For many people in Ohio who are taking biologic drugs, this scary scenario was a potential reality.
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Ohio Arthritis Biosimilars

Advocate Success in Ohio: Governor Kasich Signs Prior Authorization Bill Into Law

On Monday, June 13, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed Senate Bill 129, an important piece of prior authorization legislation, into law. The bill, sponsored by Senators Capri Cafaro and Randy Gardner:

  • ensures that prior authorization requirements or restrictions are listed on the health insurer’s website and allows providers and patients to obtain prior authorization through a web-based system;
  • ensures that any new or future prior authorization requirements are disclosed prior to the new requirement being implemented;
  • requires that once a prior authorization has been approved, the insurer will not retroactively deny the service based upon previously approved medical necessity or coverage criteria; and
  • requires a faster turnaround on prior authorization requests and a streamlined appeals process in the event a prior authorization is denied.

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