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 Leadership Details NACDS’ Value for Industry Transformation DIR fee reform, health-and-wellness expansion top Business Program agenda; NACDS communicates from Denver to Washington, D.C. about trade war’s risks

2018-09-05T09:07:19+00:00Aug-26-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , , , , , |

DIR fee reform, health-and-wellness expansion top Business Program agenda; NACDS communicates from Denver to Washington, D.C. about trade war’s risks.

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 RxIMPACT Rallies Senate Support for Action on DIR Fees Urging Senators to sign letter to HHS Secretary is the most recent action of NACDS’ grassroots advocacy program on this pressing issue

2018-07-11T12:20:12+00:00Jul-11-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , , |

NACDS RxIMPACT pharmacy advocates are urging Senators to sign a letter to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar that is being led by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT).

NACDS Regional Chain Conference Delivers Forum for “Igniting Possibilities” Event opens NACDS’ 85th anniversary celebration

2018-02-06T15:38:38+00:00Feb-06-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , |

Alex Gourlay, NACDS Chairman of the Board and co-chief operating officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance and president, Walgreen Co., said, “Pharmacy is beautifully positioned, as it always has been, to take care of changing shifts in the customer and in the marketplace."

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 Advances “Access Agenda” Healthcare Priorities in Statements to Congress NACDS statements to Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees outline support for pro-patient, pro-pharmacy healthcare solutions

2017-06-14T10:16:49+00:00Jun-14-17|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , , , |

NACDS outlined support for pro-patient healthcare solutions as Congressional Committees considered the FY2018 Department of Health and Human Services budget.

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 […]

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