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Entries for March 2016

Magellan is seeking a Strategic Clinical Pharmacist Consultant to monitor their behavioral health programs and serve as a clinical liaison to providers.  The clinical pharmacist consultant reviews physician prescribing patterns, consults with physicians regarding these patterns using evidence-based best practice guidelines (in-person or telephonically), works closely with internal staff in th...

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The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has requested that MPA remind member pharmacists that the Board of Pharmacy Controlled Substances Rule Set requires pharmacies to fix any errors identified in submission of MAPS data within seven calendar days.  Rule 62d (R 338.3162d) states “The department or the department’s contractor shall notify a pharmacist, pharmacy,...

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In response to questions as to whether training on identifying victims of human trafficking would need to be repeated by licensees for each renewal cycle, a representative from the Legal Affairs Division of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has stated that the training is being considered a “one-time” event. Under this direction, those who have already completed...

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On March 15th, the Governor singed Public Act 38 formerly known as Senate Bill No. 150, the legislation permitting medication synchronization in the State of Michigan. The legislation will require health plans that provide prescription drug coverage to provide a program for synchronizing multiple maintenance medications for patients. This legislation will not only provide convenience for the ...

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The Bureau of Professional Licensing under the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) published on March 16, 2016, the final rules for licensed pharmacy technicians in the State of Michigan. Topics covered by the new rule set include: • Eligibility for licensure • Licensure by endorsement • Approved pharmacy technician training programs • Requirement...

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