An independent community pharmacy was busted in a Medicare fraud investigation.
Medicare Part D recipients are most concerned about prescription drug costs—and their co-pay costs are the most important factor when choosing a pharmacy.
An exclusive Associated Press report found that Medicare’s spending on certain drugs soared by 85% in two years.
“Basically, everything we know will be gutted over the next three years.”
Local HIE, regional EHR, interoperability all over the place -- get your pharmacy ready. They're practically here.
And Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurers are increasingly willing to pay.
Medicare should have the same authority that Medicaid has to negotiate drug prices directly with manufacturers. If the government can do it for one program, it can do it for another.
With provider status now a reality in 38 states, HR 592 and S 314 have powerful Congressional support. How long before the payers come on board?
The fly in the ointment: CMS' current plan for HCPCS codes is a real buzz kill.
If nothing changes between now and 2018, we may see a 25% oversupply of pharmacists in the marketplace. Then again, we may not. What happens between now and then is, in large measure, up to us.