Posts Tagged 'Health Care Reform'

Pharmacist Grassroots Engagement Reaping Results for Pharmacies, Patients

By Michael Rule, Manager of Public Affairs and Grassroots Advocacy

Over the past few months, community pharmacy grassroots efforts have led to some modest, but important, legislative and regulatory victories in Washington for community pharmacists and the patients they serve. Continued grassroots engagement by pharmacists will drive future successes.

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At NCPA’s Legislative Conference, Pharmacists to Stand Up for Their Patients, Their Practices

In two weeks hundreds of independent community pharmacists will convene in Washington for NCPA’s Legislative Conference meeting. Continue reading ‘At NCPA’s Legislative Conference, Pharmacists to Stand Up for Their Patients, Their Practices’

Ex-Governors to Pharmacists: Engage in Your State’s Political Process to Shape Medicaid, Health Reform

By Kevin Schweers

Two respected, former Governors spoke fondly this week of their first-hand experience with the services of independent community pharmacists and urged pharmacists to take an active, solution-oriented role in the political process to help preserve patient access to community pharmacies. Continue reading ‘Ex-Governors to Pharmacists: Engage in Your State’s Political Process to Shape Medicaid, Health Reform’

Survey Affirms Need for Pharmacist, Patient Advocacy on Capitol Hill

By Mark Hendrickson

A recent survey by two non-partisan groups of Congressional staff adds more urgency to NCPA’s call to pharmacists to “Get Involved!”.

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Integrating Pharmacists into Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Coordinated Care

A recent study found that including community pharmacists on medical teams targeting chronic disease is a “viable solution to improve U.S. health care,” but presently there’s no clear path for pharmacists to participate in such teams, known as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), that are set forth in the health care reform law.

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Community Pharmacists Take Capitol Hill

By Kevin Schweers

Some of Congress’ staunchest community pharmacy champions rallied in front of the U.S. Capitol as pharmacists prepared to set out for a day of 200+ meetings with U.S. Senators and Representatives – a fitting conclusion to NCPA’s three-day Legislation and Government Affairs Conference.

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More Pharmacy Talk with the Feds

By Kevin Schweers

Top Democrats and Republicans in Congress and other senior federal officials shared their views on issues affecting pharmacy, during the second day of NCPA’s 2010 National Legislation and Government Affairs Conference.

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