CMS creates fairer pharmacy reimbursement

As WVPA reported February 17, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued directives to states addressing key areas of Medicaid drug reimbursement beginning in 2017.  The CMS final rule is designed to ensure that pharmacy reimbursement is aligned with acquisition costs of drugs [Read more...]

Nurses law offers pharmacists opportunities

The 2016 Legislature passed legislation allowing advance practice registered nurses (APRNs) to practice independently afgter meeting certain criteria.   Of the more than 2,500 registered nurses in West Virginia, as many as 800 may eventually maintain their own practice, according to their [Read more...]

CDC issue guidelines on opioid prescribing

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidelines March 15, providing recommendations for primary care providers who are prescribing opioids for chronic pain outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care. The guideline addresses: (1) when to [Read more...]