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

January 28, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A couple of marquee-name senators last week asked Medicare to cut some slack for pharmacies that have not gotten accredited. In a Jan. 26 letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Ranking Member Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, urged "discretion" in enforcing the requirement. "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...

Accreditation, Charles Grassley, Health care reform, Kathleen Sebelilus, Max Baucus, Max Baucus, National Community Pharmacists Association, National Community Pharmacists Association, NCPA, Pharmacies, senate

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Senate bigwigs haven't forgotten Rx exemption

January 26, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Sens. Max Baucus and Charles Grassley sent a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius yesterday asking her to cut some slack for pharmacies that haven't been accredited yet. The deadline for pharmacies passed Jan. 1 and with all that's happening in Congress lately, including their Christmas recess and the recent upset in the Senate, the NCPA and other stakeholders have been slowed in their efforts to get the deadline extended. If CMS starts revoking billing privileges, beneficiaries could lose access...

Accreditation, Charles Grassley, e-SP, Health care reform, Max Baucus, Max Baucus, Medicare, Medicare, Pharmacy

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