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Pending Medicaid policy change could impact Mom and Pop pharmacies

CANTONMENT, Fla. (WEARTV – ABC3) — Many family pharmacists are outraged and worried over a pending change in Medicaid policy. Molina Healthcare, one of the two Medicaid HMO providers in the area, will no longer cover prescriptions from several independent northwest Florida pharmacies in their new network which kicks in October 1. The bigger pharmacies…

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Letter: Support expanding health care to rural Iowa

The Cedar Rapids Gazette – By Brandon Gerleman As a third-year pharmacy student, I see the need for accessibility to quality health care services in Iowa. Many Iowans live in rural and underserved areas too far from quality health care. Roughly 44 percent of Iowans fall into this category. Many residents have to travel longer…

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PCAN asks CMS to delay Average Manufacturer Price rule implementation

Here is a link to the submission Dear Mr. Slavitt and Secretary Burwell, As the national board chairman of the Pharmacy Choice & Access Now (PCAN) coalition, I am writing to you to urge CMS to delay the effective date of CMS-2345-FC, the Medicaid Final Rule on Covered Outpatient Drugs. PCAN is a coalition comprised…

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Des Moines Register: Pharmacists can boost health care options in rural areas

Des Moines Register – By Andrew Wagner The Iowa Caucuses have come and gone, but Iowans’ engagement in the issues important to our state and our people remain. Just as we are fortunate to have the opportunity to meet and ask presidential candidates questions, our elected federal officials constantly travel Iowa to meet with constituents. This lends…