CMS Partners With Pharmacies To Drive Enrollment In Medicare Low-Income Rx Subsidy
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
Participants include the National Community Pharmacists Association; chains such as CVS and Wal-Mart and Cardinal’s Medicine Shoppe franchise. Efforts will begin “early this summer” with the applications for the subsidy becoming available by the end of May.
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The central role of retail pharmacies in implementing the new drug benefit could give the industry leverage to obtain drug prices similar to those paid by pharmacy benefit managers. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores will begin working with PhRMA on the issue "in the next week or two," Chairman Civello says.
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