Act Now to Urge for DIR Fee Reform

Dec 09, 2021

Join thousands of other pharmacists by contacting your senators today to urge them to include comprehensive DIR fee reform in the Build Back Better bill! Details below and available on NCPA’s website.

What: Call both of your senators and tell them to add language to the Build Back Better bill to fix DIR once and for all BEFORE they break for the holidays.
AND join the ruckus we’re making on social media. Check out @commpharmacy and add your voice – be sure to use the hashtag #EndDIR

Why: The Senate needs to fix DIR now. It’s time to reform pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration fees in Medicare Part D. CMS has said such reform would save seniors an estimated $7-9 billion. Why wait?

When: The time to act is NOW.

Who: You. Your family. Your friends. Your patients. Your neighbors. Every call counts!

Where: Right where you are!

How: Click here and you’ll be connected to your senator’s office. Leave your own Fix DIR message, or use this script:

Hello, my name is (name) from (city, state) and I own/am a pharmacist at (insert pharmacy name).

As your constituent, I urge you to support including pharmacy D-I-R reform in the final Build Back Better Act. According to CMS, pharmacy D-I-R fees have skyrocketed 91,500 percent since 2010. Pharmacy D-I-R fees imposed by PBMs create financial uncertainty for America’s pharmacies and are forcing many to close. Pharmacies like mine played a key role in helping our country through the COVID pandemic and we need to ensure they remain viable to help us through the next pandemic. Please ensure a policy fix to this issue is included in the final bill. Thank you.