SB 5557-S.E - DIGEST

Prohibits benefits from being denied, under certain circumstances, for a health care service performed by a pharmacist.

Requires the insurance commissioner to designate a lead organization to establish and facilitate an advisory committee to implement the provisions of this act.

Requires the lead organization and advisory committee to develop best practice recommendations on standards for credentialing, privileging, billing, and payment processes to ensure pharmacists are adequately included and appropriately used in participating provider networks of health plans.

Requires the advisory committee to present initial best practice recommendations to the insurance commissioner and the department of health.