Congress Only Hope for Medicaid Changes: CMS Director

Despite an industrywide outcry, a Medicaid official held out little hope for timely changes to the new prescription reimbursement regulations, unless CMS is forced to do so by Congress.

BOSTON — Despite an industrywide outcry, a Medicaid official held out little hope for timely changes to the new prescription reimbursement regulations, unless CMS is forced to do so by Congress. The regulations, which drastically cut reimbursements to retail pharmacies, go into effect on Oct. 1. “I don’t think anything is going to change probably until February of next year,” Deidre Duzor, director of the pharmacy division of CMS told SN following a “Medicaid Reform Update” during this week’s

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