Legislation would change CMS pharmacy rule

March 2008
State Health Watch;Mar2008, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p9
The article focuses on the effect of the Saving Our Community Pharmacies Act of 2007 on the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Medicaid pharmacy reimbursement rule for genetic drugs. The significance of the legislation to the establishment of federal upper limit (FUL) calculation is cited. The National Community Pharmacists Association presented the possible issues posed by the limited access to prescription drugs. It is also noted that FUL may force states to underpay pharmacy providers for generic medicines they dispense under Medicaid.


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