MEDICAID, BIOTERROR TOP STATE AGENDAS

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- State pharmacy associations are striving to make 2002 a year in which they stifle the tightening of Medicaid reimbursement fees paid to pharmacists, create standardized prescription benefit identification cards, and build up emergency protocol procedures in case of bioterroristic threats."Our single most important issue is Medicaid reimbursement," Cathy Polley, vice president of

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- State pharmacy associations are striving to make 2002 a year in which they stifle the tightening of Medicaid reimbursement fees paid to pharmacists, create standardized prescription benefit identification cards, and build up emergency protocol procedures in case of bioterroristic threats.

"Our single most important issue is Medicaid reimbursement," Cathy Polley, vice president of state government affairs for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores here, told S

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