Medicaid Reimbursement Found to Be Below Cost

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Bolstering retail pharmacy advocates, a national study released Friday by the Coalition for Community Pharmacy Action found that the average cost to dispense a prescription in the United States is $10.50, not including the cost of the medication itself. The average dispensing fee paid by government programs, such as Medicaid, reimburses pharmacies on average approximately $4.50, the report said.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Bolstering retail pharmacy advocates, a national study released Friday by the Coalition for Community Pharmacy Action found that the average cost to dispense a prescription in the United States is $10.50, not including the cost of the medication itself. The average dispensing fee paid by government programs, such as Medicaid, reimburses pharmacies on average approximately $4.50, the report said. In addition, a report released earlier in the week by the Gove

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