Legislation would change CMS pharmacy rule

September 2007
State Health Watch;Sep2007, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p8
The article deals with the passage of HR 3140 or the Saving Our Community Pharmacies Act of 2007 which will affect the Medicaid generic prescription drug pharmacy reimbursement formula of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the U.S. The legislation would redefine the pharmacy reimbursement benchmark to reflect pharmacy acquisition costs, exclude all sales to mail-order facilities and properly define the retail class of trade to only include retail community pharmacies.


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