3 Federal Regulatory Changes Affecting Pharmacy

In recent years, federal agencies have introduced significant regulatory proposals impacting different facets of the pharmaceutical industry, from drug manufacturing, to reimbursement, to disposal.

Here are 3 major proposals handed down from federal agencies that pharmacists should know:

1. CMS Final Rule on Outpatient Drug Reimbursement
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule on reimbursement for outpatient drugs represents a dramatic shift in the way Medicaid programs are reimbursed.┬áLike most regulations, this rule comes with pluses and minuses in terms of how it affects pharmacy. – See more