Action Alert: Urge Ohio Legislators to Include Enhanced Medicaid Dispensing Fee in State Budget

Jun 22, 2021

Good Neighbor Pharmacy and Elevate Provider Network are asking our Ohio based pharmacy members to reach out to your Ohio state senators and representatives and urge them to support inclusion of the enhanced Medicaid dispensing fee (for managed care) in the Ohio 2022-23 budget.   

The 2020-2021 budget (last year) included $50 million in additional state and federal funds which was distributed to Ohio pharmacies as an enhanced Medicaid dispensing fee for managed care. Currently, the Ohio legislature is debating whether this funding should be maintained and included in the final budget for 2022-2023, as part of its conference committee process ($15 million from the state and $35 million from the federal government).

We ask that you please reach out to your Ohio state senator or representative as soon as possible, and ask them to support inclusion of this critical funding stream in 2022-2023.

  • To send a pre-drafted letter to your state elected officials Follow This LINK, and then
  • Input your information into the dialogue box on the right side of the webpage.
  • We STRONGLY encourage you to personalize your letter and tell your state officials why this funding is important to you, your small business and Medicaid patients!

Please email Chris Johnson, Manager of State Government Affairs at AmerisourceBergen, at Christian.johnson@amerisourcebergen.com or call 202-655-6549 if you have questions or need help!