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NACDS, NCPA Back Senate Medication Therapy Management Bill

Tue, 06/29/2010 - 10:38am
Bio-Medicine.Org

Senator Hagan's legislation would help pharmacists help patients, prevent more costly forms of care

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building on the passage of pharmacy-specific provisions in the new healthcare reform law, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) announced their strong endorsement of the Medication Therapy Management Expanded Benefits Act of 2010, authored and introduced by U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) today.  Senator Al Franken (D-MN) is an original cosponsor of the bill.

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The bill aims to enhance pharmacist-provided medication therapy management (MTM) services – first codified into law in the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 – for Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries by opening MTM services to patients suffering with any chronic condition or disease.

"NACDS appreciates the leadership of Senator Hagan in advancing this cost-effective and proven pharmacy service," said NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson

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