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NCPA Commends Pharmacy Provisions in House-Passed Health Care Reform Bill
Date:3/22/2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmacy provisions included in health care reform legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives will improve community pharmacists' ability to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs, the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) said today.

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The most noteworthy provisions scale back drastic cuts in reimbursement for Medicaid generic prescription drugs; require limited disclosure from pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) operating in the new "exchanges" to hold down costs; and exempt most pharmacies from the Medicare Part B Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics and Supplies (DMEPOS) accreditation requirement.

In response, Bruce T. Roberts, RPh, NCPA executive vice president and CEO, issued the following statement:


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