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National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)

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, NCPA brief Congressional Doctors Caucus on DIR fee reform

NACDS, NCPA brief Congressional Doctors Caucus on DIR fee reform

WASHINGTON — NACDS and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) held a briefing this week for the Congressional Doctors Caucus. The Caucus, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe (R, Tenn.), is comprised of 16 medical providers in Congress who use their medical expertise to develop patient-centered healthcare policy. NACDS and NCPA discussed the Centers for Medicare

NACDS, NCPA thank patient, consumer groups for stance on DIR fee reform

NACDS, NCPA thank patient, consumer groups for stance on DIR fee reform

ARLINGTON, Va.— The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Tuesday lauded 24 patient and consumer groups for advocating for pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee reform. In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator

NACDS, NCPA praise senate action to reduce patient drug costs

NACDS, NCPA praise senate action to reduce patient drug costs

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Tuesday praised a bipartisan Senate letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. The letter thanked the Secretary for concepts in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed rule, Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage

Cardinal Health acquires Mirixa Corp.

Cardinal Health acquires Mirixa Corp.

DUBLIN, Ohio — Cardinal Health announced today it has acquired Mirixa Corp., a leading provider of technology-enabled solutions for the provision of medication therapy management (MTM) services, from the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). The business will integrate into OutcomesMTM, a pioneer in the MTM market, at Cardinal Health. This expanded portfolio from Cardinal Health will bring

McKesson sponsors Community Pharmacy Ownership Workshop

McKesson sponsors Community Pharmacy Ownership Workshop

BOSTON — McKesson’s RxOwnership team has partnered with the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) to sponsor its ninth Pharmacy Ownership Workshop, to further advance community pharmacy ownership. The Pharmacy Ownership Workshop takes place October 4-6, ahead of the NCPA Annual Convention. According to statistics from the NCPA, more than 50% of past Pharmacy Ownership Workshop participants currently own their

AAOA releases toolkit to educate on opioid abuse and misuse

AAOA releases toolkit to educate on opioid abuse and misuse

ARLINGTON, Va. — Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA), a national initiative to help prevent prescription opioid abuse and misuse through education, has created a pharmacy toolkit to equip pharmacists with resources to engage and educate patients about the safe use, storage and disposal of pain medicines. AAOA, along with its founding member, the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA),