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FDA authorizes pharmacists to prescribe Paxlovid

July 7, 2022HME News Staff

 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has revised the Emergency Use Authorization for Paxlovid to authorize state-licensed pharmacists to prescribe the drug to eligible patients, with certain limitations to ensure appropriate patient assessment and prescribing. “Pharmacists are the drug therapy and drug interaction experts,” said B. Douglas Hoey, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association. “This move opening up their ability to assess...

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May 24, 2010HME News Staff

CPAP task force to develop strategy ARLINGTON, Va. - AAHomecare's HME/RT Council has created a CPAP task force to look at ways to improve Medicare policy. On the agenda: policy requirements for coverage beyond the first three months of therapy; documentation and compliance requirements; and the use of advance beneficiary notices. The task force will also examine changes that went into effect April 1 that require four specific criteria to be met when the patient changes from a CPAP to a bi-level...

CPAP, CPAP, Diabetes, HME, HME, HME, Home Medical Equipment, Home Medical Equipment, National Community Pharmacists Association, National Community Pharmacists Association, NCPA, PAP, Pharmacists

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NCPA takes to the airwaves

January 5, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

John Coster, senior vice president of government affairs for the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) addressed independent pharmacy issues in a January 4 video posted on YouTube. The association is still working on a "permanent fix" to DME accreditation, he said. "Many of you have become accredited, some have not," said Coster. "This permanent exemption will benefit everybody. We believe it will be enacted as part of health care reform." In case you're one of the three people who hasn't...

Accreditation, Coster, DME, DME, e-SP, Independent Pharmacy, NCPA, Pharmacists

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Accreditation reprieve nears end

December 4, 2009Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CMS is circulating a reminder to pharmacists: If  you're not accredited, your time is almost up. In October, the deadline for accreditation was pushed to Jan. 1, 2010. We've seen a flurry of announcements in recent weeks from pharmacies who just received accreditation—those are the folks lawmakers and industry stakeholders had in mind when crafting the extension. In the meantime, current health care reform includes a permanent exemption for pharmacies that bill Medicare for less than 5%...

Accreditation, e-SP, Medicare, Medicare, Pharmacists, surety bond

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