NCPA’s recommendations for improving the “increasingly complicated Part D marketplace.”
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) recently sent a letter to CMS, detailing five recommendations that they hope will improve Medicare Part D.
The letter came in response to the CMS’ Request for Information (RFI), which asks for the submission of ideas to accomplish goals of “using transparency, flexibility, program simplification and innovation to transform the MA and Part D programs.” NCPA
Douglas Hoeytook the opportunity to provide their recommendations designed to help pharmacists help seniors “navigate the increasingly complicated Part D marketplace.”
“The Medicare Part D program is vital to improving health outcomes for seniors, but it can and should be strengthened,” said NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, in a press release. “NCPA’s recommendations are intended to increase beneficiary access to pharmacies and make the program more financially sound. We’re confident CMS will agree with our suggestions, and we look forward to helping in whatever capacity we can.”
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The NCPA recommends that CMS:
According to an NCPA study sponsored by Cardinal Health, 35% of prescriptions filled by independent community pharmacies.