From: HME News
By Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor
WASHINGTON – Independent pharmacies are making another play at keeping themselves out of the competitive bidding program.
On May 23, Reps. Aaron Shock, R-Ill. and Peter Welch, D-Vt., introduced the Medicare Access to Diabetes Supplies Act, which seeks to exempt independent pharmacies with 10 or fewer locations from having to competitively bid for diabetes testing supplies.
“We think it has multiple wins for everybody,” said John Coster, senior vice president of government affairs for the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). “It will save money for Part B, it will save beneficiaries on the co-pay, and it … Continue Reading