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H.R. 5951

Pharmacy stakeholders unite against DIR fees

Pharmacy stakeholders unite against DIR fees

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A group of 99 pharmacy retailers, suppliers and organizations applauded House and Senate lawmakers for introducing legislation to clamp down on retroactive direct and indirect remuneration fees imposed by pharmacy benefit managers in Medicare Part D. The National Community Pharmacists Association said the pharmacy stakeholders on Monday wrote letters to the House

Senate bill takes aim at DIR fees

Senate bill takes aim at DIR fees

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Congressional support continues to build for cracking down on direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees. The National Community Pharmacists Association said that four U.S. senators on Monday introduced a bill that would boost transparency in Medicare Part D drug spending and prohibit retroactive DIR fees. The Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare

NCPA backs bill cracking down on DIR fees

NCPA backs bill cracking down on DIR fees

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association has endorsed new legislation designed to raise transparency and accuracy in Medicare Part D prescription drug spending and reporting. NCPA said the bill, the Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Spending Act (H.R. 5951), introduced Thursday, also would ban so-called direct and indirect remuneration (DIR)