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NCPA Re-Engineering Your Pharmacy Practice Boot Camp August 12-13

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over again, but expecting a different result.” – Albert Einstein NCPA can help you re-engineer your practice for new opportunities. Changes in health care delivery and payment have created important new opportunities for independent pharmacies. Shortages of primary care physicians and new interest…

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NACDS Foundation Assisting National Hepatitis Testing Push

Study in progress amid observance of May as Hepatitis Awareness Month, and of May 19 as Hepatitis Testing Day FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Arlington, Va. – As public health authorities target Hepatitis C awareness as a way to prevent liver damage and liver cancer, a study funded by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS)…

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DEA: Drug Take-Back Day is April 30

The DEA will promote April 30 as Drug Take-Back Day, giving Americans the opportunity to safely dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs in pill and patch form. The previous 10 take-back events collected more than 5.5 million-lbs. of pills, according to the agency. “This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.…

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NCPA 2016 Congressional Pharmacy Summit

The NCPA 2016 Congressional Pharmacy Summit (formerly NCPA Annual Legislative Conference) will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, Crystal City, Va., May 24-25. This conference provides an excellent opportunity for your company to network with an elite group of independent community pharmacists, state pharmacy association executives, state board of pharmacies, NCPA decision makers, and representatives…

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ATTENTION: Clozapine REMS Deadlines for Prescribers and Pharmacies Extended

In regard to the Clozapine REMS Program, the “go live” date for Prescriber Enrollment (11/23) and Pharmacy Enrollment (12/14) have been extended. The new dates are not yet available, but more information will be forthcoming. Read more at: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm467560.htm FDA WORKING WITH MANUFACTURERS TO RESOLVE CHALLENGES WITH THE CLOZAPINE REMS PROGRAM [Updated 11/19/2015] Clozapine REMS…

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CMS Announces Part D Enhanced Medication Therapy Management Model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation(CMMI) is introducing the Part D Enhanced Medication Therapy Management (Enhanced MTM) Model, which will aim to free up stand-alone Part D Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) in specified regions of the United States. This model will commence January 1, 2017 with a five-year performance period,…

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PRS Pharmacy Services Updates HIPAATrack Program Regarding Data Encryption

A message from PRS Pharmacy Services: We have made updates to ComplianceTrack policy and procedure programs along with a website update based on requests and feedback from our members. This email is focused specifically on a recent update to our HIPAATrack program regarding Data Encryption. Please see the information below on this and other updates.…

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Medicare 2016 Part C & D Star Ratings Technical Notes Summary

Durham, NC — On September 2nd, CMS released the update for the Medicare 2016 Part C & D Star Rating Technical Notes. This update documents the following: New measures added to the program Changes to the calculation methodology, and Updates to the thresholds for the measures in the Medicare Star Rating program. These changes have been…

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