Congress Only Hope For Medicaid Relief: CMS

Despite an industrywide outcry, a Medicaid official held out little hope for timely changes to the new prescription reimbursement regulations, unless the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is forced to do so by Congress. The regulations, which drastically cut reimbursements to retail pharmacies, go into effect Oct. 1. I don't think anything is going to change probably until February

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

The regulations, which drastically cut reimbursements to retail pharmacies, go into effect 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

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