NACDS: NACDS Congressional Statement Urges Provider Status, MTM

NACDS: NACDS Congressional Statement Urges Provider Status, MTM

NACDS provides hearing statement on strengthening and improving Medicare

06.08.2016

Arlington, Va. – In a statement today, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) urged members of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health to focus on policies and innovations that will improve healthcare access and foster healthcare-delivery partnerships.

"Expanding access to pharmacist services is a key component to reducing healthcare costs and improving patient outcomes."

As part of its commitment to strengthening and improving Medicare, NACDS asked the Subcommittee to support bipartisan legislation—H.R. 592/S. 314, the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act—which would increase access to pharmacist-provided services to underserved Medicare beneficiaries, within pharmacists’ scope of practice. The legislation has been cosponsored by more than 65 percent of the U.S. House of Representatives and 45 percent of the U.S. Senate.... [Read more at NACDS]