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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,"...

Accreditation, Chuck Grassley, Health care reform, Kathleen Sebelilus, Max Baucus, National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), Pharmacies, Senate

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Pharmacy extension could be a reality

October 2, 2009Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

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: • If a pharmacy has voluntarily terminated from the Medicare Part B program OR has “stepped down” on their 855S forms (that is, indicating that the pharmacy would be providing only Part B drugs BUT not DMEPOS) and the National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC) has processed...

Accreditation, CMS, e-SP, Pharmacies, surety bond

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