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Tricare

NACDS, NCPA back cost parity pilot for TRICARE

NACDS, NCPA back cost parity pilot for TRICARE

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and National Community Pharmacists Association have called on Congress to support a pilot program for TRICARE that they say would rein in prescription drug costs for the Department of Defense (DoD). NACDS and NCPA said Wednesday that they have sent a letter to House Armed Services

NACDS, NCPA make progress with TRICARE co-pays

NACDS, NCPA make progress with TRICARE co-pays

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association have made some headway in their push to rein in pharmacy co-payments for TRICARE, the U.S. armed forces health benefits program. NACDS reported this week that, because of its advocacy efforts with NCPA, the House Armed Services Committee excluded

Higher Tricare co-pay plan draws fire

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) sent a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the House Armed Services Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee urging them to reject calls to increase retail community pharmacist co-payments, thereby protecting Tricare beneficiary access. The letter

NACDS, NCPA ask Congress to hold line on TRICARE co-pays

NACDS, NCPA ask Congress to hold line on TRICARE co-pays

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) have urged congressional leaders to decline increases to prescription co-payments in TRICARE, the U.S. armed forces health benefits program. Referring to the Fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), NACDS and NCPA sent a pair of letters to the

NCPA backs change to TRICARE preferred pharmacy program

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association has endorsed an amendment from Reps. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) and Rick Larsen (D., Wash.) that aims to improve pharmacy access in a preferred pharmacy pilot program by TRICARE, the U.S. military’s health benefits plan. The TRICARE preferred pharmacy pilot is part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (H.R.

NCPA questions TRICARE preferred pharmacy plan

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association is giving a thumbs-down to a proposed preferred pharmacy pilot program for TRICARE, the health benefits program for the nation’s armed forces. NCPA said Monday that the program, contained in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (H.R. 1735), is scheduled to be considered by

NACDS takes stand in Tricare fight

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has reiterated its support for allowing members of the armed forces, their dependents and military retirees access and choice in selecting their source of prescription medicines. In a statement delivered during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on personnel, NACDS voiced its opposition to

NACDS emphasizes pharmacy’s role in Tricare

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has brought new attention to “the substantial health-boosting and cost-reducing benefits” that the pharmacist-patient relationship can produce for military families and veterans and for the Department of Defense. A recent letter that the association wrote to the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commmission on those