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NCPA opens conference registration

June 6, 2024HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has opened registration for its 2024 Annual Convention, set for Oct. 26-29 in Columbus, Ohio. This year’s theme – GPS: Growth, Performance, Success – will help pharmacy teams navigate the obstacles and opportunities in today’s pharmacy landscape, says Lea Wolsoncroft, NCPA president. “From reimbursement rates and the DIR hangover to the regulatory outlook to the anticompetitive practices of PBMs,...

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NCPA Foundation gets new leader

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NCPA Foundation gets new leader

May 9, 2024HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The NCPA Foundation has named Sonja Pagniano, CFRE, as its new executive director. Her responsibilities will include leading the foundation’s strategic growth and the successful implementation of its fundraising campaigns, marketing initiatives and other projects. Pagniano most recently served as the development manager for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, which helps donors maximize their impact on long-term recovery from disasters through expert resources,...

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In brief: UHC’s new capitated arrangement, NCPA’s cyberattack request

May 3, 2024HME News Staff

MINNEAPOLIS – UnitedHealthcare has entered into a capitated arrangement with Synapse Health for standard DME in Georgia and North Carolina for its Medicare Advantage plan members enrolled in HMO and PPO plans.   The change, announced on UHC’s website on May 1, is effective Aug. 1.  DME providers will need to join the Synapse Health network to continue to provide standard DME for these plan members. Synapse Health will reach out to providers with details about joining...

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NCPA seeks pause on audits, ahead of cyberattack hearing 

May 1, 2024HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Independent pharmacies that are still experiencing operational  and financial disruptions related to the Change Healthcare cyberattack have made several asks to Congress as part of two separate congressional hearings today.  In statements for the record, members of the National Community Pharmacists Associations are urging Congress to:  Direct plans and pharmacy benefit managers to pause audits;  Make pharmacies whole for dispensing...

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NCPA fly-in turns up heat on PBM reform

April 24, 2024HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Hundreds of community pharmacists from 40 states and the District of Columbia visited more than 250 congressional offices to press for PBM reforms during the National Community Pharmacists Association’s Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In April 17-18.   Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., offered attendees insights into what’s happening with PBM reform and how community pharmacists could best press policymakers for progress during their meetings on Capitol Hill.  “Low...

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In brief: Elevance Health, Float get new backing & NCPA calls out Express Scripts 

April 16, 2024HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS – Health insurer Elevance Health and private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice have formed a strategic partnership to bring together certain care delivery and enablement assets of Elevance Health’s business unit Carelon Health and CD&R’s portfolio companies aspree health and Millenium Physician Group.  The companies say the strategic partnership’s advanced primary care models take a whole health approach to address the physical, social and behavioral...

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NCPA calls out Express Scripts in letter 

April 16, 2024HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The National Community Pharmacists Association is pushing Cigna’s Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI) to revise contract terms to align with its obligation to offer “reasonable and relevant” terms and conditions for participation in a Medicare Part D pharmacy network. The association is also asking Express Scripts to revise its “bonus pool fee” to align with federal policy. “We cannot help but note that Cigna-Express Scripts has publicly announced a desire...

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In brief: CMS’s proposed rule, Rehab Medical’s latest expansion, NCPA’s CORE program

April 12, 2024HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS has issued a proposed rule to improve the health of Medicare beneficiaries by addressing social determinants of health, strengthening emergency preparedness, and improving maternal health.   The fiscal year (FY) 2025 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS) rule builds on the Biden-Harris Administration’s work to support historically underserved and under-resourced communities and promote...

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NCPA launches CORE

April 10, 2024HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has launched CORE, a yearlong program to train pharmacy owners and their team members on the most essential elements of team leadership. Led by successful pharmacy owners and subject matter experts, NCPA’s program will equip participants with the business training and leadership development tools needed to strengthen and evolve their pharmacy and increase profitability. “With tight margins and financial challenges...

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Georgia congressman to speak at NCPA fly-in

March 14, 2024HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., will give remarks at the National Community Pharmacists Association Congressional Pharmacy Fly-in, which takes place April 17-18 in Alexandria, Va., and Washington, D.C. Carter has been very active in efforts to pass pro-patient, pro-pharmacy legislation, such as reforms to pharmacy benefit managers. In addition to cosponsoring other bills, he joined several of his colleagues to introduce the Drug Price Transparency in Medicaid Act (H.R. 1613), which...

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