Margin Impact: AWP Rollback on Reimbursement Rates

When Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens told officials in Washington state that it would no longer be able to fill prescriptions for new Medicaid patients at 121 of its pharmacies because it wasn't being reimbursed enough by the state, the situation may have resulted partly from the settlement of the First DataBank lawsuit that found the publisher inflating Average Wholesale Price data. As a result of

When Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens told officials in Washington state that it would no longer be able to fill prescriptions for new Medicaid patients at 121 of its pharmacies because it wasn't being reimbursed enough by the state, the situation may have resulted partly from the settlement of the First DataBank lawsuit that found the publisher inflating Average Wholesale Price data.

As a result of the settlement, as of Sept. 26, 2009, First DataBank agreed to roll back the AWP values

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