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AMA recommends oversight of TPAs

November 16, 2022HME News Staff

HONOLULU – The American Medical Association decided at its interim meeting here to recommend that third-party administrators of specialty pharmacy benefits be included in state and federal oversight efforts of prescription drug middlemen. Regulation of pharmacy benefit managers is on the rise in response to concerns that they can have a detrimental impact on the ability of patients to access affordable prescription drugs and, for specialty pharmacy benefits, TPAs provide many of the same services,...

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AMA: Make diapers tax free 

June 17, 2022HME News Staff

CHICAGO – The American Medical Association is calling for the removal of the sales tax on child and adult diapers, a tax levied in 36 states. The AMA is also calling for the inclusion of child and adult diapers as qualified medical expenses for health savings accounts. “Vulnerable patient populations need affordable access to diapers,” said AMA Trustee Scott Ferguson, M.D. “The fiscal impact is de minimis for states but significant for low-income patients.” Making diapers...

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