Pharmacy Groups Join in Support of CMS’ Rejection of Below-Cost Medicaid Dispensing Fees in Washington State Washington State’s inaccurate justification for reimbursing pharmacies below cost—lower than any state in the country—threatens patient access to care

By |2019-06-19T12:39:08-05:00Mar-18-19|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , |

Washington State’s inaccurate justification for reimbursing pharmacies below cost—lower than any state in the country—threatens patient access to care.

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

By |2019-03-26T10:17:05-05:00Sep-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”

By |2019-02-28T16:42:19-05:00Jul-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

By |2018-06-27T13:25:54-05:00Jun-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.