Action by Legislature sent WVPA members

January 31, 2019: Members of the West Virginia Pharmacists Association were mailed descriptions of legislation that are under consideration in the West Virginia Legislature. A total of 14 bills impacting pharmacies has been introduced during the first 22 days of the session. The session ends [Read more...]

Spread vs. Pass-Through Pricing Models

Spread Pricing: The PBM bills the MCO one amount for a patient's medication, and pays the pharmacy a smaller amount to dispense it. The PBM keeps the difference as profit -- along with any rebate it receives from the drugmaker. That means PBMs have an incentive to bill the MCO (i.e., the [Read more...]