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Mandatory mail order? Seniors concerned

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01/24/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A survey that suggests seniors are leery of mandatory mail-order pharmacy services may cast a long shadow on Medicare’s national mail-order program for diabetes supplies.

Gallup poll: Confidence high in pharmacists

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12/04/2012

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Seventy-five percent of respondents to a Gallup poll categorized pharmacists as either “high” or “very high” in honesty and ethics, according to a statement from the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).

Briefs

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05/24/2010

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.

Sens. Baucus, Grassley urge CMS to use 'discretion' toward pharmacies

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01/28/2010

A couple of marquee-name senators last week asked Medicare to cut some slack for pharmacies that have not gotten accredited.
"They were concerned that CMS was going to start acting in a draconian fashion and crack down on pharmacies that haven't gone through accreditation," said John Norton, associate director of public relations for the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).

NCPA takes to the airwaves

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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.

Medicare may rob you blind but no need to let the Oxy addicts do it too

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

This one's from the kind of interesting file. The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and RxPatrol, which tracks pharmacy crimes, recently released a 10-minute training video for pharmacy staff.

Pharmacy extension could be a reality

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Pharmacies are likely to receive an extension on getting accredited, but what do you do in the meantime?

Bill Popomaronis, from the NCPA which has been working with CMS to alleviate some confusion, sent me the following:

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