President of Tennessee Pharmacy Association Urges Against Governor’s Proposed Medicaid Reimbursement Cuts

Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposed budget cuts for the coming fiscal year will cut TennCare’s spending tremendously, effecting Tennessee’s already limited reimbursement rates for pharmacies. These reduced reimbursement rates on brand-name, generic and specialty drugs if enacted will severely effect Medicaid patients, community-based pharmacies and local communities. In... [continue reading]


Community Pharmacy Residencies Help New Practitioners Grow as Providers and as Professionals

The role of a pharmacist is continually evolving as they become more integral to ensuring the health and well-being of millions of Americans nationwide. To help prepare pharmacy school graduates to reach their full potential as a pharmacist, a variety of one-year residency programs and other postgraduate... [continue reading]


Student Pharmacists in California Help Seniors Navigate their Medicare Plans

For many seniors, the annual process of reviewing and updating their Medicare plans can be both confusing and challenging. To help seniors navigate their health plans, a series of free clinics staffed with student pharmacists is being held throughout Northern California this fall to help Medicare beneficiaries... [continue reading]


It’s Time to Recognize Pharmacists As Health Care Providers Under Federal Law

As one of the most accessible professional health care providers, pharmacists play an integral role in the health of millions of American’s nationwide, especially for those individuals residing in medically underserved communities. Yet despite their extensive track record of improving health, enhancing patient satisfaction, and reducing health... [continue reading]


Concerns Rise Amid Cuts to Medicaid Provider Rates in Oklahoma

Despite receiving nearly the same amount of money from the state as it did during the last fiscal year, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority board recently voted to cut Medicaid provider rates by almost eight percent. While this decision is expected to save the state an estimated... [continue reading]