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In brief: Lower premiums, NMEDA training, Rehab Medical’s expansion

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10/23/2020

WASHINGTON – Premiums for HealthCare.gov plans are lower for the third consecutive year, according to a new report from CMS.

Community Rx ready to provide coronavirus vaccinations

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09/02/2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Eighty-six percent of community pharmacists say they plan to offer coronavirus vaccines when then hit the marketplace, according to a new survey by the National Community Pharmacists Association.

In brief: OIG report, call for proposals, new videocast

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08/28/2020

WASHINGTON – Medicare contractors were inconsistent in how they reviewed overpayments during the appeals process, says the Office of Inspector General in a new report.

HME providers, community pharmacists seek recognition

Recent win in Pennsylvania means providers are eligible for hazard pay
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07/31/2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – HME providers and community pharmacists have continued to serve on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic – and like other health care providers, they want to be recognized for that.

Business changes due to COVID-19 will ‘outlast disease,’ survey says

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06/03/2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Sixty one percent of community pharmacists expect to offer point-of-care testing for various illnesses, including COVID-19 when it becomes available, according to a new survey* from the National Community Pharmacists Association.

In brief: AAHomecare comments on IFR, NSM buys CRT-supplies combo

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05/29/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has submitted its comments on an Interim Final Rule that provides relief for suppliers treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NCPA lauds new pilot program for COVID testing

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05/27/2020

ALEXANDRIA, N.Y. – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a new pilot program that involves independent pharmacies conducting up to 7,000 COVID-19 tests per week.

NCPA launches two campaigns

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04/30/2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has launched Fight4Rx to alert patients to the growing risk that their neighborhood pharmacy may close.

NCPA urges other states to follow New York’s lead

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04/28/2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association, which represents more than 21,000 independent pharmacies across the country, lauds New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for authorizing independent pharmacies to serve as COVID-19 test centers.

NCPA calls on CMS to recognize pharmacists as care providers

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01/22/2020

WASHINGTON – The National Community Pharmacists Association is urging CMS to recognize pharmacist services beyond dispensing of medications.

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