Role of PBMs with pharmacies and patients

The West Virginia Legislature will be taking up legislation in 2016 -- as it did in 2015 with Senate Bill 84 -- to regulate pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).   Because there is no regulatory authority over these entities or transparency to purchasers of prescription drugs required, some PBMs are [Read more...]

WVPA to celebrate 2016 Convention October 8 & 9

The West Virginia Pharmacists Association will hold its 109th Annual Convention, October 8 and 9, 2016, at the Charleston Marriott Town Center, 200 Lee Street, Charleston, WV.   WVPA President Krista Capehart, PharmD, MSPharm, will preside over the Convention. "We were able to negotiate a lower [Read more...]

DHHR must bid MCO contracts

A lawsuit brought against the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) by five West Virginia residents has been settled, and will force the agency to competitively bid its contracts with managed care organizations (MCOs) that cover Medicaid beneficiaries in the state.   Five [Read more...]