Pharmacy Groups Praise CMS’ Rejection of Below-Cost Medicaid Dispensing Fees in Washington State CMS’ decision is vital for pharmacy patient care in Washington State and across the nation

2018-09-11T18:44:57+00:00Sep-11-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , |

NACDS, WSPA, and NCPA applaud action by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reject Washington State’s below-cost and lowest-in-the-nation Medicaid pharmacy dispensing fees.

NACDS Addresses DIR Fees, Other “Access Agenda” Priorities in National Drug-Pricing Policy Discussion NACDS responds to request-for-information from HHS Secretary Azar for “Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs”

2018-07-18T16:25:32+00:00Jul-18-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , , |

NACDS has submitted comments to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar in response to the agency’s request-for-information on drug-pricing public policy issues.

NACDS, WSPA, NCPA File Key Legal Brief in Washington State Medicaid Lawsuit State reimburses pharmacies significantly lower than any other state in the country, impeding patient access to care; Groups also urge CMS to require Washington State to comply with federal Medicaid reimbursement law

2018-06-27T13:25:54+00:00Jun-27-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , |

Three pharmacy associations filed an important legal brief this week with the Washington State Court of Appeals, challenging the state’s refusal to reimburse community pharmacies for the costs of providing care and services to disadvantaged Medicaid patients.

NACDS, WSPA, NCPA File Pivotal Brief in Washington State Medicaid Lawsuit State rule does not make required adjustments for prescriptions to Medicaid patients; threatens patient access

2017-10-26T13:39:48+00:00Oct-26-17|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , |

NACDS, WSPA and NCPA argue that the state is violating federal and state laws potentially hindering Medicaid patient access to care. These laws protect patient access to medications by requiring the state to reimburse community pharmacies for the actual cost of dispensing medications.

NACDS, WSPA, NCPA Sue Washington State to Stop Unlawful Medicaid Rule That Threatens Patient Care In violation of law, state plan would reimburse pharmacies below the actual cost of dispensing prescriptions to Medicaid patients

2017-03-30T16:08:27+00:00Mar-30-17|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , |

Olympia, WA – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA), and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today sued the State of Washington to stop a “substantively […]

NACDS Conveys Pharmacy “Access Agenda” Themes in The Hill Op-ed describes commitment to patient care, policy solutions and collaboration

2017-06-15T13:06:34+00:00Mar-14-17|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , , , |

Arlington, VA – In a column published in today’s print and online editions of The Hill, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) positioned pharmacy patient care and collaboration across […]

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