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CMS changes rule to combat mail-order waste

December 18, 2013HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Effective Jan. 1, Medicare Part D prescription drug plans must obtain consent from beneficiaries or their caregivers before filling or refilling prescriptions, according to a Dec. 17 bulletin from the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). Pharmacists have told CMS that patients are turning in large quantities of unused and expired medication, usually obtained through automated refill services. “We commend Medicare officials for acknowledging mail-order waste and...

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