• Jul 15, 2020
    The Supreme Court of the United States announced Monday that it will hear the Rutledge v PCMA case on Tuesday, October 6th. While it hasn't been determined how the Court will hear cases in the fall, Supreme Court case arguments during the COVID-19 pandemic have been conducted by conference call.
  • Jul 02, 2020
    This week, Congress passed legislation extending the deadline for small businesses to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. The new deadline to apply is August 8, 2020. The President is expected to sign this legislation into law.
  • Jun 23, 2020
    Community pharmacists play an integral role in bringing cost-effective healthcare to areas of the country, and beneficiaries, who need it most. There is clear evidence that community pharmacies and pharmacists, are highly accessible (95% of Americans live within five miles of a pharmacy), highly trained, and among the most trusted health care providers (2020 Gallup poll).
  • Jun 22, 2020
    According to Optum and CMS, pharmacists can take advantage of available funding for Medicaid providers, but need to meet certain requirements. Any pharmacy that received a Medicare Part B payment from the first CARES Act relief fund will not be eligible. The following steps should help to ensure a smooth process:
  • Jun 19, 2020
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued Permissive Action information to Medicare Advantage Organizations and Part D Sponsors to inform them of the obligations and permissible flexibilities related to disasters and emergencies resulting from COVID-19.
  • Jun 18, 2020
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) expects to distribute $15 billion to eligible Medicaid and CHIP providers through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (Cares) Act.