Rhett Buttle (third from left), HHS director of private sector engagement, spoke about the upcoming Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment at the NACDS Policy Council meeting this week.
The NACDS Policy Council convened at NACDS headquarters this week to discuss a key policy issues impacting the industry, including the 2016 political landscape, TRICARE legislation and Medicare Part D Medication Therapy Management.
Buttle asked for input from NACDS member companies on ways they would be willing to commit to assisting with open enrollment…
An administration official from the Department of Health and Human Services, Rhett Buttle, spoke during the meeting about the Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment, which begins on November 1, 2015. HHS is seeking partner engagement on facilitating outreach and education efforts to raise awareness nationwide about open enrollment. Buttle asked for input from NACDS member companies on ways they would be willing to commit to assisting with open enrollment, such as retail events that promote exchange open enrollment, educational webinars and social media campaigns.
Following the meeting, five NACDS member company executives headed to Capitol Hill to meet with staff members in more than 30 House and Senate offices to garner additional support for H.R. 592/S. 314, the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act. The legislation would enable pharmacists to provide services to Medicare patients in underserved communities, within scope of practice laws, which would improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.