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Pharmacy Associations Urge CMS to Recognize Pharmacist-Provided Services

Pharmacy Associations Urge CMS to Recognize Pharmacist-Provided Services

Several pharmacy associations, including the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), are urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to recognize pharmacist-provided care services.

Supreme Court to take up PBM state regulations

Supreme Court to take up PBM state regulations

The U.S. Supreme Court has taken up a case reviewing how states regulate pharmacy benefit managers. Recent studies have found that PBM prices often exceed Medicaid fee-for-service drug prices, which has prompted states to break off their relationships with the PBMs.

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Protecting the pharmacies we trust: It’s time to hold pharmacy benefits managers accountable

Today, we find our pharmacies are under threat due to a variety of factors that require state legislative action to remedy, sooner rather than later. Otherwise, they could be forced to close their doors when they are needed to provide care and medications to their patients, often for less than the cost incurred to do so.

CVS paid itself far more than some major competitors

CVS paid itself far more than some major competitors

CVS used its role as a pharmacy middleman for the Ohio Medicaid program to pay some of its biggest retail competitors far less than it pays its own stores, according to a section in a state report that CVS is fighting in court to keep secret.

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