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West Virginia’s System Possible Model for Cheaper Medicaid Drug Prices

West Virginia’s System Possible Model for Cheaper Medicaid Drug Prices

Ohio is struggling to bring transparency to the $2.5 billion its Medicaid system spends through its managed-care plans on prescription drugs each year. As it does that, one of its neighbors decided to take a drastically different path: Cut out the plan managers altogether. West Virginia’s model puts health care outcomes over profits by using the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy to recommend drugs for patients. That saved the state $30 million in one year.

CMS’ Proposed DIR Fee Reform Garners Industry Support

CMS’ Proposed DIR Fee Reform Garners Industry Support

The latest effort from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is garnering industry attention. CMS on Tuesday unveiled a proposed rule, titled “Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses,” which includes provisions focused on direct and indirect remuneration, or DIR, fee reform.

How Independent Pharmacy is Fighting for Its Future

How Independent Pharmacy is Fighting for Its Future

Independent pharmacies are turning to new business models to combat big chains, PBMs and Amazon and in turn are seeing their businesses thrive.

Creating Customer Loyalty in the Independent Pharmacy

Creating Customer Loyalty in the Independent Pharmacy

A customer loyalty program is a great way to keep customers coming back and is easy to implement. When it offers rewards that your customers will value, it will be successful and keep them loyal to your business.

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