West Virginia Pharmacists Association advocates for healthcare reform that benefits patients and pharmacies together. From advocating and participating in the Federal Trade Commission investigation to passing one of the most progressive pharmacy reimbursement laws in the country, WVPA supports efforts in pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) reform and oversight on a state and federal level.
Below are the references to current WV Code for Pharmacy Audit Integrity Act. Should you know of any PBM or insurance company in violation of this code, WVPA encourages you to file a complaint (link below) with the Office of Insurance Commissioner to help enforce law we have advocated to pass for consumer and pharmacy protection. National Community Pharmacists Association has provided some tips on filing complaints here and materials to educate yourself and others here.
Reference of current WV Code
PBM licensure/registration requirement
Prohibition against adjudication fees
Fair pharmacy audit procedures
Prohibition against anti-mandatory mail-order
Any Willing Pharmacy
Prohibitions against PBMs reimbursing PBM-affiliated pharmacies at higher rates than non-affiliated pharmacies