State Representative Tim Ginter (R-Salem) today applauded Governor Kasich’s signing of House Bill 116, legislation he sponsored. The bill will allow partial drug prescription refills for the purpose of synchronizing multiple prescriptions for one patient.
“After a very thorough vetting process, I am pleased that House Bill 116 has been signed into law by the Governor,” said Rep. Ginter. “For those with chronic conditions, medication synchronization will simplify prescription refills.”
The bill will assist the enactment of a process known as “medical synchronization,” or “med sync,” in Ohio. “Med sync” helps both patients and caregivers by reducing the amount of visits that a patient needs to make to the pharmacy to get his or her needed medication, allowing them to permissively participate in a process with their physician and pharmacist to align their medications so that they can be refilled on the same day.
Currently, some pharmacies and Medicare Part D allow the use of a “med sync” program. HB 116 would extend this process to commercial plans and Medicaid, keeping patients on track with their medication, boosting adherence to their physician-recommended treatment, and making the process more affordable for Ohioans.