Bill targets Medicare payments for rural pharmacies

Public Opinion
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., is co-sponsoring a bill to encourage pharmacists to serve older Americans and people with disabilities in communities lacking easy access….Read More

House Bill Recognizes Pharmacists As Providers In Underserved Areas

Inside Health Policy
Pharmacists are pleased Reps. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Todd Young (R-IN) and Ron Kind (D-WI) reintroduced a bill Wednesday to recognize pharmacists as providers under Part B that can be reimbursed for certain services in medically underserved areas….Read More

Battle Over Medicare Part D Rebates Begins Ahead of Obama Budget

WSJ Pharmalot
Nearly 400 organizations, including a coalition whose members include the pharmaceutical industry and insurers, have written an open letter to the U.S. House of Representatives to warn against forcing drug makers to give Medicare rebates to low-income beneficiaries….Read More

National Governors Association: States can better integrate pharmacists into health care system

Pharmacists.com
Ringing in the new year with more good news for pharmacist provider status efforts, the National Governors Association (NGA) yesterday released a paper, “The Expanding Role of Pharmacists in a Transformed Health Care System,”on how states can integrate pharmacists more fully into the health care system….Read More

Health Mart: New National Ad Campaign Aimed at Medicare Part D Beneficiaries

Insurance News Net
With the New Year, many Medicare Part D patients may notice changes in their co-pays and look to switch pharmacies….Read More

National Governors Association Suggests Bigger Role For Pharmacists

Inside Health Policy
The National Governors Association is encouraging states to consider amending laws and regulations to give pharmacists a bigger role in delivering care…Read More

60 Plus Association: Rep. Ryan is key to fair Medicare prescription competition

GazetteXtra
The Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit bucked the trend of government bloat and failure by introducing real consumer choice and competition among providers to keep costs down….Read More

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