Contact Governor Newsom TODAY to urge him to sign CPhA-sponsored bill AB 2100 (Wood) to correct the “below-acquisition cost” reimbursement issue

The California Pharmacists Association is pleased to announce that AB 2100 (Wood), which has unanimously passed the Senate Floor is now headed to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk. CPhA is calling on you to contact the Governor to urge him to sign AB 2100 into law.

AB 2100 (Wood) defines specialty medications in the Medi-Cal program and addresses the Medi-Cal pharmacy below acquisition cost reimbursement issue by authorizing the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to make a disease management or similar payment to Medi-Cal provider pharmacies that dispense specialty drugs to Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Additionally, the bill makes necessary changes to implement Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-01-19 regarding the Medi-Cal pharmacy benefit fee-for-service (FFS) transition without causing undo harm or burden to patients.

CPhA is urging you to contact the Governor to sign AB 2100 into law.

While we received unanimous support from the Legislature, two state departments have filed letters of opposition against AB 2100. That indicates that they will recommend to the Governor that he VETO our bill. This is why it is imperative that the Governor hear directly from pharmacists and patients urging him to sign the bill!

This bill has been almost two years in the making and your grassroots activism has played a key part in our success thus far. We must keep up our efforts until we have a signature on this bill. Please feel free to share this with patients and your peers who may not be members of CPhA and urge them to also reach out to the Governor.