Navigation Links
PCMA: The Drugstore Lobby (Again) Looks to Avoid Fraud and Abuse Detection
Date:2/27/2013

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health examines preventing waste, fraud, and abuse in the health care system during a Congressional hearing today, the independent drugstore lobby is continuing to promote an agenda that seeks to ban tools that detect pharmacy fraud, waste, and abuse. This special interest agenda runs counter to the goals of payers, unions, and a bipartisan chorus of policymakers who want to reduce wasteful spending by demanding more accountability in the health care system.

Independent Drugstores vs. the Anti-Fraud Community.  In the last Congress, independent drugstores were the driving force behind legislation (H.R. 1971/S. 1058 and H.R. 4125) which would have limited the use of audits and other tools used to uncover fraud in the pharmacy setting.

Fraud and abuse costs Americans up to $234 billion a year, according to the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA). A recent report examined how recent Congressional hearings and government investigations have raised serious questions about opaque business practices and pricing strategies within the independent drugstore industry, which now generates $93 billion in annual sales from 23,000 stores nationwide and ranks among America's most profitable small business sectors.

At independent drugstores, the owner, cashier, and book keeper are often one and the same. These factors make independent drugstores more susceptible to irregularities and make oversight more challenging. The report highlighted three basic questions policymakers are asking of independent drugstores:

  • Why are independent drugstores eight times more likely than other pharmacies to submit questionable bills to Medicare?
  • Are independent drugstores exploiting the drug shortage cris
    '/>"/>

SOURCE Pharmaceutical Care Management Association
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. PCMA: 88 U.S. Representatives Urge USPS to Preserve Six Day Delivery of Mail-Service Pharmacy
2. PCMA: Part D Plans and PBMs Continue to Deliver Savings in Medicare
3. PCMA: New Study Finds Generic Medications Saved $1 Trillion Over the Last Decade
4. New Report: Drugstore Networks Could Save Employers, Medicare, and Medicaid $115 Billion
5. Drugstore Lobby Poll of Seniors: Mail-Service Pharmacies Cost Less than Community Drugstores
6. China Nepstar Chain Drugstore to Report Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results on November 28, 2012
7. Report: Independent Drugstores, Policymakers Face New Challenges
8. China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Reports Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results
9. IMD Companies, Inc. (ICBU) looks to future and adapts
10. AVAC Report Finds That World is Already Falling Behind Pace to End AIDS Epidemic; Five Essential Actions Needed in 2013 to Avoid Historic Missed Opportunity
11. High-Impact Recalls -- Building a Process to Avoid Disaster
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/15/2014)... , January 15, 2014 BreedIT Corp ... exclusive worldwide distributor of highly sophisticated agro-breeding solutions for ... 7, 2014, the Company,s board of directors appointed chemistry ... as its new member of the board. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Tegra Medical is very ... King as its new Chief Executive Officer.  Mark was ... which he has overseen the company,s four facilities in ... Costa Rica.  Mr. King joined Tegra Medical in 2012 with ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 The Cadence Fitness & Health Center has ... Medical Fitness Association, a non-profit organization assisting medically integrated ... The Cadence Fitness & Health Center is the only ... in the Chicagoland area. "The certification means ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 2BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 3Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 2Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 3Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 2Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 3
... N.J., Dec. 9, 2011 The Dr. Paul Janssen ... call for nominations. This prestigious award recognizes individuals ... potential to make, significant transformational contributions toward the ... www.pauljanssenaward.com and will be accepted until February ...
... of 94.4 out of 100, Elekta,s Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ ... among six advanced radiation therapy systems, according to KLAS research ... Dose of New Technology . The Elekta Infinity™ radiation ... of 84.4, improving its score over the 2010 report. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research Issues Call for Nominations 2Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research Issues Call for Nominations 3Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research Issues Call for Nominations 4Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion Earns Nearly Perfect Score in 2011 KLAS Radiation Therapy Report 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... to bump up their grade point averages during college, ... a library or study hall, but in a gym. ... who were members of the recreational sports and fitness ... years had higher GPAs than those who weren,t. ... stayed in school longer. An increase of 3.5 percent ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... severe illness and even death are likely to result ... influenza. Now, however, a team of researchers based at ... the order of infection, the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae ... bad case of the flu. , The researchers ... as a bacterial virulence factor, might protect macrophagesa type ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... more likely to be diagnosed with more aggressive ... for shorter times than prostate cancer patients who ... , The negative outcomes may be the result ... mentally ill, depression,s impact on biological cancer processes, ... general health and disinterest in receiving more effective ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014) Men who experience hot flashes are ... find relief from their silent suffering if they ... findings from a Baylor University case study., After seven ... had uncontrolled hot flashes following prostate cancer surgery showed ... also an impressive improvement in sleep quality, according to ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... time, researchers have access to detailed information about how ... A new study, called Our Health Counts, uses this ... by urban Aboriginal people in Canada according to ... published today in BMJ Open , illustrate striking ... population. , Researchers interviewed 554 First Nations adults in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Want a higher GPA in college? Join a gym 2Health News:Bacterial colonization prior to catching the flu may protect against severe illness 2Health News:Depressed men with prostate cancer are diagnosed later stage, get less effective therapies 2Health News:Men's hot flashes: Hypnotic relaxation may ease the discomfort men don't talk about 2Health News:Men's hot flashes: Hypnotic relaxation may ease the discomfort men don't talk about 3Health News:Men's hot flashes: Hypnotic relaxation may ease the discomfort men don't talk about 4Health News:Urban Aboriginal people face unique health challenges 2
... confirms that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) should not be prescribed ... help prevent chronic conditions such as heart disease . ... safe short term treatment for younger women in early menopause ... ,In 2002, the Womens Health Initiative (WHI) trial found that ...
... have, the slower you age . ,Researchers at ... moles in a study of 1,800 twins, at the Twin Research Unit ... the more likely their DNA was to have the properties to fight ... in spite of the fact that moles are linked with ...
... 13 million kilograms of antibiotics are used to raise ... are used for growth advancement and disease prevention ... up as manure, which is commonly applied to agricultural ... on manure-altered soils are exposed to antibiotics. , ...
... Thiruvananthapuram Zoo has barred the entry of visitors for a week ... reportedly lost its entire stock of Indian gaur (Bos Gaurus) -- ... the week gone by. ,It was confirmed last ... the death of animals. ,The zoo was being ...
... to a particular variety of sugar present on the surface ... are regarded as mindless killers. White blood cells (WBC) form ... our internal body. They protect our body from various kinds ... wiping out any intruder that invades the body. A new ...
... she feared that her recent miscarriage was god's way of punishing ... lost her baby when she was three months pregnant, said that ... of this year, she thought she would never recover after losing ... is all this happening?' I thought it was God's punishment for ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study Confirms No HRT Benefit for Older Women 2Health News:Study Confirms No HRT Benefit for Older Women 3Health News:Dotted All Over? - Count Yourself Lucky 2Health News:Contamination of the Environment by Antibiotics Fed to Livestock 2Health News:WBC Selective About Sugar 2
... The Finnpipette BioControl multichannel ... features as the single ... handle fits allseven multichannel ... tip cone modules. Both ...
... Research pro Electronic Pipette is ideal for ... Its easy-to-follow display, ergonomically-placed operating buttons, and ... reverse pipetting and diluting make this a ... functions of a manual pipette without any ...
... Unparalleled Comfort Pick one of our pipettors ... the trigger and ejector positionsright where they should ... are ergonomically designed to help avoid repetitive stress ... Productivity In The Palm Of Your Hand ...
... best value in high performance electronic pipetting!, ... lightweight design reduce hand fatigue and strain ... tip ejector , Color coding for easy ... for greater performance use Hamilton AdvanTip Low ...
Medicine Products: