• Jun 07, 2019
    Since recent Pennsylvania State Auditor General highly critical reports of Pennsylvania's Medicaid Managed care PBM run prescription program, IPC is now working with the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association and other Pennsylvania pharmacy groups to push the following state 5 bill legislative package to reform the PA MCO prescription drug program.
  • Mar 26, 2019
    Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris is pushing hard for the “Prescription Drug Affordability & Accessibility Act HB 465
  • Feb 19, 2019
    As outlined in California's State Plan Amendment 17-002, DHCS is implementing a new FFS reimbursement methodology for covered outpatient drugs. Barring unforeseen delay, DHCS anticipates FFS pharmacy providers will see the new reimbursement methodology reflected in their claims with dates of service starting February 23, 2019. Because the policy effective date mandated by CMS is April 1, 2017, DHCS intends to make retroactive adjustments for all claims with dates of service between April 1, 2017, and the implementation date.
  • Feb 19, 2019
    IPC’s Government Relations team encourages members in the Texas area to attend the Texas Pharmacy Day at the Capital. The event will take place Tuesday, February 26th at First United Methodist Church in Austin, Texas. Presented by the Alliance of Independent Pharmacists of Texas, the goal is to unite multiple independent pharmacy interests on legislative and regulatory issues, while promoting the profession. Register online at www.aiptexas.org today!
  • Oct 17, 2018
    State Medicaid programs, now in their second year of utilizing the federally mandated program to pay for Medicaid fee for service (FFS) prescription claims of an actual acquisition cost (AAC) for the drug ingredient (mostly federal NADAC pricing) and a survey-based, cost to dispense (COD) professional dispensing fee (PDF), are beginning the process this year to survey pharmacies of their Medicaid prescription dispensing costs to update their COD fee. Many states have state laws to require pharmacies to participate in these surveys which occur usually every two years.
  • Aug 24, 2018
    We are in the final stages of the legislative process for AB 315 (Wood, Dahle, Nazarian & Stone) which would require that Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) be regulated by the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC). Voting will take place as early as Monday, August 27th.