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Entries for September 2016

S. 3308/H.R. 5951, the Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Spending Act, was introduced in Congress earlier this year. This legislation aims to curb retroactive direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees imposed by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in Medicare Part D. The lag time in the assessment of DIRs often times brings an unnecessary burden on the pharmacy as it is difficu...

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) wants to remind pharmacists that as of Oct. 1, 2016, the department will be changing the claims process to continue to deny prescriptions for fee-for-service (FFS) pharmacy programs when the prescriber writing is not enrolled or registered with the service. This requirement is part of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Ac...

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Tuesday, Sept. 20, Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA), Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA), students from all three colleges of pharmacy and many volunteers descended on the Capitol in Lansing for the seventh annual Pharmacy Day at the Capitol. The event was a huge success, with over 300 students and volunteers participating in legislative activities and medication disposal. The t...

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Applications for the 2017 MPF Grant Program must be submitted by Oct. 1, 2016 for consideration. Every year, MPF accepts grant applications from individual pharmacy professionals, including student pharmacists and residents, pharmacy organizations, colleges of pharmacy and pharmacy businesses who desire to obtain funding for a project that promotes the mission of MPF. Michigan Pharmacy Foundation...

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Don’t miss out on the first ever MPF Oktoberfest! Join your friends and colleagues in celebrating Oktoberfest at this private fundraising event on Oct. 15, 2016, in the Centennial Room at Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids. The evening’s activities will include the opportunity to sample Founders’ unique assortment of critically acclaimed craft beer while enjoying dinner with fr...

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