BAVIS_1170X120_10-19-20

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS)

NACDS among coalition members urging implementation without delay for electronic prescribing of controlled substances

NACDS among coalition members urging implementation without delay for electronic prescribing of controlled substances

ARLINGTON, Va.– The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is among the 13 health care entities urging Congress to ensure that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) adheres to the January 1, 2022 deadline for compliance with the electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) requirement. In a letter, NACDS and allied organizations urge

NACDS asks CMS to fix state calculations that make Medicaid pharmacy reimbursement even worse

NACDS asks CMS to fix state calculations that make Medicaid pharmacy reimbursement even worse

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS is urging the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to fix yet another unworkable situation for pharmacies and for the patients who rely on them.   In a letter, NACDS explains that while prescription drug discount cards help to reduce patients’ out-of-pocket costs, states are using data from these transactions in a way that is inconsistent with federal law and policy, and that drives down reimbursement to pharmacies for prescriptions that they fill in

Pharmacy groups support CMS’ rejection of below-cost medicaid dispensing fees in Washington State

Pharmacy groups support CMS’ rejection of below-cost medicaid dispensing fees in Washington State

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS, the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) filed an important legal brief last week in support of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) rejection of Washington State’s below-cost reimbursement of community pharmacies providing care and services to Medicaid patients, as inconsistent with federal

NACDS urges members to submit DIR comments by January 25

NACDS urges members to submit DIR comments by January 25

ARLINGTON, Va. — Each NACDS member company has a powerful opportunity to submit official comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in support of direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee reform concepts described in the agency’s proposed rule, “Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses.” The

Pharmacy groups praise CMS’ progress on DIR reform

Pharmacy groups praise CMS’ progress on DIR reform

WASHINGTON – The National Community Pharmacists Association, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, and the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy issued the following statement regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) release on Monday of the proposed rule titled “Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses”: “The