H-E-B Pharmacy Exec: Medicaid Reimbursement Cuts ‘Devastating’

Describing cuts to Medicaid reimbursement as “devastating” to retail pharmacies, Dennis Wiesner, senior director, privacy, regulatory, government and industry affairs, and pharmacy managed care, H.E. Butt Grocery Co., San Antonio, yesterday called for Congress to pass the Fair Medicaid Drug Payment Act, which would permanently overturn the average manufacturer’s price regulations put in place by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, and now blocked by a federal judge.

WASHINGTON — Describing cuts to Medicaid reimbursement as “devastating” to retail pharmacies, Dennis Wiesner, senior director, privacy, regulatory, government and industry affairs, and pharmacy managed care, H.E. Butt Grocery Co., San Antonio, yesterday called for Congress to pass the Fair Medicaid Drug Payment Act, which would permanently overturn the average manufacturer’s price regulations put in place by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, and now blocked by a feder

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