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NACDS, NCPA Provide Insights to Governors and State Medicaid Directors Confronting Medicaid Budgetary Challenges
Date:2/18/2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) have sent a joint letter to every Governor and State Medicaid Director, explaining the importance of pharmacies in Medicaid, offering recommendations, and expressing a desire to work together to cut costs without endangering Medicaid beneficiaries' access to pharmacy prescription drug services.  

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"Community pharmacies play a vital role in the Medicaid program as the backbone of its drug benefit," NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE and NCPA Executive Vice President and CEO Kathleen Jaeger wrote in the letter. "Local pharmacists can provide expert medication counseling and other cost-saving services that help mitigate the $290 billion that is estimated to be spent on an annual basis as the result of patients who do not adhere properly to their medication regimen.

"Every day, community pharmacies witness firsthand the struggles that patients face in order to pay for their medications as well as the financial burden states face in attempting to provide for the needs of their Medicaid beneficiaries," they added.  "Community pharmacies are ready and willing to work collaboratively with CMS, individual states and other payers to help reduce health costs."

The recommendations include:

  • Community pharmacies are leading the way to maximize generic drugs' appropriate use.  Community pharmacy has a higher rate of generic dispensing (71%) than any other practice setting, including mail order pharmacy.  The Massachusetts fee-for-service Medicaid program has a generic dispensing ra
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