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AB 97 Pharmacy Drug Exemption Status Update

January 30, 2017

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has completed its review of AB 97 Pharmacy Drug Exemption Application (MC 3153) submissions postmarked or received electronically from April 1, 2016, through September 30, 2016. A stakeholder update is now available on the Assembly Bill 97 Ten Percent Pharmacy Payment Reductions Web page of the DHCS website.

This update also provides information on drugs identified to have met criteria for exemption as outlined in the list of Therapeutic Drug Categories Subject to AB 97 Exemption.

Providers are encouraged to bookmark the updated AB 97 Web page and visit it often for the most current information on AB 97 pharmacy payment reductions and State Plan Amendment (SPA) 12-014.