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Entries for June 2015

Michigan law requires an annual inventory of controlled substances to be completed no more than 30 days prior to May 1 and no later than 60 days after May 1. Your copy must be submitted to the state between April 1 and June 30. If you haven’t yet completed your inventory and need a resource to help you get it done in a hurry, order the Pharmacy Services Inc. (PSI) Controlled Substance Invent...

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As a reminder, pursuant to legislation passed last year, plans (i.e., Michigan Medicaid plans) contracted with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS; formerly the Michigan Department of Community Health) must have a Maximum Allowable Cost (MAC) pricing appeals process. Plans must be responding in writing or electronically to these appeals within 10 business days and supplying...

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The Michigan Legislature recently passed a change to the pharmacy technician law that will delay the enforcement date of the law until Oct. 1, 2015. The legislation still requires a signature from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder before it becomes law. This move is in response to concerns expressed by MPA and other state and national organizations regarding the ability of pharmacies and pharmacy technici...

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Representing Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Shiawassee counties What activities does your local organize and conduct? CAPA holds five continuing education (CE) programs per year at no cost to members. In addition, we set up a booth at the Lansing City Market (indoor farmer's market) twice per year, in March for Poison Prevention Week and also in October for American Pharmacists Month and Michigan ...

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The MSCP Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee has compiled the following update with the help of Amanda Lick, MPA manager of advocacy, governmental and regulatory affairs, and MPA staff. For questions, please contact Amanda at (517) 377-0254 or Amanda@MichiganPharmacists.org. In addition, visit the MPA Web site at www.MichiganPharmacists.org/advocacy/priorities to track all of our legislat...

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