• New Study Finds DIR Fees Increased 1,600% in Last 5 Years; Drug Channels Article Highlights Enormous Increases in Fees in 2019

    Feb 24, 2020
    Last week, the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) shared a new study published by XIL Consulting showing how DIR fees charged by PBMs are negatively impacting pharmacies and patients.
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  • NCPA: Analysis Blows Lid Off $8.5 Billion DIR Abuses

    Feb 24, 2020
    In the press release below, NCPA highlights a recent analysis illustrating PBMs’ enormous profits at the expense of pharmacies and patients.
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  • Virginia Pharmacists Call to Action

    Feb 10, 2020
    Asking Virginia Pharmacists to please email and call your respective State Senators and Delegates and urge them to vote IN FAVOR of companion bills, HB 1506 and SB 1026. These two bills relate to the prescriptive authority of pharmacists under statewide protocols for critical medications including antibiotics, Tamiflu and hormonal contraceptives.
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  • NCPA Cheers SCOTUS Decision to Rule on States' Authority to Regulate PBMs

    Jan 23, 2020
    NCPA cheered the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear an Arkansas case to decide whether ERISA preempts (supersedes) a state law that regulates pharmacy benefit managers — massive corporate middlemen who have operated in a regulatory no-man's land for decades.
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  • Georgia Lawmakers Seek to Regulate PBMs to Ensure Patient Access to Life Saving Medications

    Jan 22, 2020
    A Joint Special Committee on Access to Quality Health Care and Insurance convened in Atlanta on January 7th to hear testimony from pharmacists, patients and physicians across the state of Georgia on how pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) present challenging barriers for patients to gain access to needed medications.
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  • Ohio Medicaid Reimbursement Call to Action

    Dec 20, 2019
    Ohio officials have expressed they are not hearing from pharmacists – have a voice! View our Ohio Medicaid Reimbursement document to access talking points and resources for contacting your Ohio legislators to inform them about the importance of fair Medicaid reimbursement.
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  • Advocacy Win for Pharmacists & Patients: DIR Fee Reform Included in Bipartisan Senate Finance Drug Pricing Legislation

    Dec 13, 2019
    On December 6th, the Senate Finance Committee released an updated bipartisan version of S. 2543, the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act (PDPRA), and included language to require pharmacy price concessions be included in negotiated price at the point of sale for Medicare Part D beginning in 2022. This language would also prohibit retroactive DIR fees and would allow positive post point-of-sale incentive payments for pharmacies in addition to establishing pharmacy quality metrics in 2022.
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  • Beyond Filling Prescriptions: Magnolia Pharmacy's Excellence in Pharmacy Practice

    Oct 29, 2019
    In honor of American Pharmacists Month, Chain Drug Review featured Steve Hoffart of Magnolia Pharmacy, a Good Neighbor Pharmacy, in its “Excellence in Pharmacy Practice” section: Independent makes a major difference in rural location.
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  • Superstars: Pharmacists Who Went Beyond the Call of Duty

    Oct 24, 2019
    Drug Store News recognized Good Neighbor Pharmacy and Elevate Provider Network’s very own superstars, Chris and Mindy Munden of Hemmingsen Drug Store, who go above and beyond to remain independent and deliver unmatched care and service for their patients. Serving on both the Good Neighbor Pharmacy and Elevate Provider Network Advisory Boards, Chris also works to help ensure the success of Elevate members and independent community pharmacy. Hemmingsen Drug Store was a finalist in the Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year award for 2019, proving that the kind of care the Mundens provide is highly valued in their community and has earned them a loyal patient base.
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  • Congress Is on Recess – Take Action Now!

    Oct 09, 2019
    With the U.S. Congress on recess until October 14th, now is the perfect time to reach out and advocate for critical issues impacting your pharmacy. Access resources to aid you in the process of advocating for your pharmacy.
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