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NCPA urges robust enforcement of PBM reform law in W.Va.

NCPA urges robust enforcement of PBM reform law in W.Va.

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Community Pharmacists Association has urged the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner to watch out for pharmacy benefit manager “games” when developing rules to implement reform legislation approved by Republican Gov. Jim Justice (R). Among other things, HB 2263 will implement reporting requirements to ensure transparency; prevent PBMs from

NCPA urges review of anticompetitive PBM conduct

NCPA urges review of anticompetitive PBM conduct

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — As part of what the Federal Trade Commission said will be the first in a series of monthly meetings opening its work to the public, National Community Pharmacists Association General Counsel Matthew Seiler, RN, Esq., spoke to the commission at today’s open meeting about pharmacy benefit managers and their anticompetitive practices harming patients and

NCPA’s Hoey, HHS Sec. Becerra discuss community pharmacy priorities

NCPA’s Hoey, HHS Sec. Becerra discuss community pharmacy priorities

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — National Community Pharmacists Association CEO B. Douglas Hoey today participated in a roundtable discussion with Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and leaders of several other provider organizations to discuss the industry’s expanding role in health care. Hoey covered four major priorities for independent pharmacists: Eliminating retroactive price concessions known as

NCPA praises NAIC plan to develop PBM white paper

NCPA praises NAIC plan to develop PBM white paper

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — On Tuesday, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Health Insurance and Managed Care (B) Committee approved a charge for its Pharmacy Benefit Manager Regulatory Issues (B) Subgroup to develop a white paper addressing PBMs’ role in the prescription drug supply chain and examining state provisions addressing various PBM practices. Additionally, the subgroup

Stakeholder groups to urge for pharmacy DIR reform

Stakeholder groups to urge for pharmacy DIR reform

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Hundreds of organizations representing community pharmacies, grocery store pharmacies, specialty pharmacies, chain pharmacies, patient groups, buying groups, health systems, wholesalers, and business groups are making an all-out push for legislation that would stop the abuse of pharmacy price concessions charged by third-party middlemen, which have increased 91,500% in recent years. The Pharmacy

Registration now open for NCPA 2021 Annual Convention

Registration now open for NCPA 2021 Annual Convention

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Registration is now open for the National Community Pharmacists Association’s 2021 Annual Convention, taking place Oct. 9-12, in Charlotte, N.C. After a year when the COVID-19 pandemic caused the association’s last Convention to take place virtually, NCPA president Brian Caswell says this year’s Convention is a great opportunity to reconnect with neighborhood

NCPA urges New York to enact Medicaid managed care reform

NCPA urges New York to enact Medicaid managed care reform

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) told a Senate committee today that reimbursements to local pharmacies should be no lower than the Medicaid fee-for-service program. In a letter to the New York State Senate Committee on Health, NCPA threw its weight behind SB 6603. The bill, introduced by Sen. James Skoufis (D), would require reimbursements to

NCPA reacts to government’s response in major HHS case

NCPA reacts to government’s response in major HHS case

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association issued the following statement on behalf of CEO B. Douglas Hoey reacting to the government’s response to litigation that would close a regulatory loophole allowing massive corporate middlemen to heap retroactive fees on local pharmacies: “The retroactive fees that PBMs charge increased by 45,000 percent between 2010

Community pharmacists visit with 250+ congressional offices during NCPA virtual fly-in

Community pharmacists visit with 250+ congressional offices during NCPA virtual fly-in

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Hundreds of independent neighborhood pharmacists participated in the National Community Pharmacists Association’s 2021 Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In, which was held virtually April 19-21. The purpose of the event is to urge Congress to support a pro-pharmacy, pro-patient agenda, including advancing efforts to stop unfair pharmacy benefit managers practices such as retroactive clawbacks called direct

Survey shows independent pharmacists are key to vaccinating vulnerable populations

Survey shows independent pharmacists are key to vaccinating vulnerable populations

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A new survey of independent pharmacists released by the National Community Pharmacists Association finds that almost half are not getting enough or any doses of the coronavirus vaccine to serve their patients. Forty-seven percent say they are serving populations with a significant minority population. Nearly 80 percent operate in places with fewer

NCPA Innovation Center/CPESN Community Pharmacy Fellowship enrollment now open

NCPA Innovation Center/CPESN Community Pharmacy Fellowship enrollment now open

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Enrollment is now underway for the NCPA Innovation Center/CPESN Community Pharmacy Fellowship, sponsored by Good Neighbor Pharmacy, and continues through July 31. The program, which will be in its second year, begins Sept. 1, 2021. “You don’t have to be a recent pharmacy graduate to learn the latest in innovative patient care,” said

Five community pharmacies earn NCPA Innovation Center Excellence Awards

Five community pharmacies earn NCPA Innovation Center Excellence Awards

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — Five community pharmacies have been named recipients of the NCPA Innovation Center Excellence Awards for 2021, sponsored by QS/1, the National Community Pharmacists Association announced today. This is the fourth year of the NICE Awards competition, which was created to recognize pharmacies for their efforts to enhance their value, promote their services,

National survey shows Americans prefer a local health care provider over a mass event to get the COVID-19 vaccines

National survey shows Americans prefer a local health care provider over a mass event to get the COVID-19 vaccines

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A new survey released today by the National Community Pharmacists Association shows a strong preference among Americans to receive the COVID-19 vaccines from a trusted health care provider, such as their local pharmacist or doctor. According to a survey of 1,390 adults conducted by Public Policy Polling from Feb. 26-27,nearly 4 in 10

McKesson RxOwnership expands commitment to pharmacy

McKesson RxOwnership expands commitment to pharmacy

IRVING, Texas — McKesson RxOwnership, a no-fee resource for independent pharmacies seeking financial and ownership transaction guidance, signed a new five-year commitment with the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) to sponsor the Pharmacy Ownership Workshop series. This renewed agreement lengthens the total commitment to nearly 15 years of sponsorship. RxOwnership is a complete and confidential partner when

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