ePA National Adoption Scorecard Released

CoverMyMeds has just released their 2017 ePA National Adoption Scorecard.  This report summarizes the current state of the electronic prior authorization (ePA) industry. The intent is to quantify the impact of prior authorization (PA) to patients and providers, update the industry on the current ePA adoption and implementation rates by market leaders and outline the most […]

NASPA Welcomes New Staff

Gail Queen comes to NASPA with a background in administrative and coordination roles in various environments including federal and local governments, healthcare, and higher education. Gail is a native of the Washington DC metropolitan area. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Northern Africa, and spending time with her family at the […]

TPA Launches Medication Adherence Program

The Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA) has launched the Medication Adherence Project initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Community Pharmacy Foundation and the Texas Department of State Health Services, to enable pharmacists to continually monitor patients suffering from hypertension. “Pharmacists are medication experts with extensive training in identifying and resolving drug therapy problems, […]

Three Reasons Why USP Supports Pharmacist Provider Status Legislation

The chief executive officer of USP, Ronald T. Piervincenzi, Ph.D., just posted the three reasons why USP is supporting pharmacist healthcare provider status legislation. The Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act, which was recently reintroduced in both houses of Congress (H.R. 592, S. 109), would include pharmacists on the list of recognized healthcare providers […]

Georgia Adds New Care Management Organization that Pays for MTM

The Georgia Department of Community Health has added CareSource as one of the four Care Management Organizations available to Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids, and Planning for Healthy Babies enrollees starting in 2017.  CareSource is a non-profit organization, and most notably for pharmacists, it covers medication therapy management for all of its beneficiaries. “Pharmacists are probably […]