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

2019-03-18T14:43:27-04:00Mar-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.

NACDS Applauds California E-prescribing Law to Help Prevent Opioid Abuse Seventy-three percent of California voters support e-prescribing requirement as fraud-and-abuse-prevention strategy

2018-09-18T14:01:52-04:00Sep-18-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , |

“NACDS recognizes the leadership of Assemblymember Jim Wood, the author of this vital legislation, and the leadership of the California State Board of Pharmacy in sponsoring the bill. We also appreciate the tremendous work of the California Retailers Association in advocating for this important opioid-abuse-prevention strategy,” said NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE.

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

2019-03-26T10:17:05-04:00Sep-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 Applauds Massachusetts E-prescribing Law to Help Prevent Opioid Abuse Seventy-seven percent of Massachusetts voters support e-prescribing requirement as fraud-and-abuse-prevention strategy

2018-08-14T13:36:14-04:00Aug-14-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , |

Eleven states now have enacted an NACDS-backed mandate, including five that have enacted such legislation this year. Legislation is pending in four additional states. At the federal level, NACDS has endorsed the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act (H.R. 3528 and S. 2460).

NACDS Applauds Missouri Pro-Pharmacy Legislation to Help Prevent Opioid Abuse Seventy-two percent of Missouri voters support limiting the initial fill of certain opioid prescriptions to seven days

2018-07-11T18:26:33-04:00Jul-11-18|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , |

NACDS is recognizing the leadership of the Missouri Pharmacy Association, the Missouri Retailers Association, Missouri state legislators, Gov. Mike Parson (R) and bill sponsor Sen. David Sater (R) for the enactment of SB 826 in Missouri.

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

2018-06-27T13:25:54-04:00Jun-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.

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