Joining PUTT: The Time is Now
PUTT is gearing up for another important year and looking to recruit pharmacists ready to join the fight and end PBM abuse.
PUTT Update for NCPA Convention
A brief explanation of PUTT’s recent accomplishments heading into the annual convention of the National Community Pharmacists Association
Humana Pharmacy Provider Agreement
The new pharmacy provider agreement illustrates the increasingly restrictive nature of PBM contracts.
Item V of this MedImpact Contract, “Price Non-Discrimination,” is a prime example of a PBM taking advantage of its client. In this case, the PBM has instructed the client not that it cannot accept reimbursement rates favorable to the client without giving the same rate to the PBM. The pharmacy’s only option is to sign the contract or risk losing its customers. View the contract here.
Improving Patient and Health System Outcomes through Advanced Pharmacy Practice: A Report to the U.S. Surgeon General 2011
“The 2011 Report to the U.S. Surgeon General is an update of a previously submitted Report in 2009 to then Acting Surgeon General, RADM Steven Galson. The 2011 Report provides health leadership with evidence-based discussion about improving patient and health system outcomes through an additional paradigm of health care delivery for expanded implementation in the United States. The 2011 Report provides rationale and compelling discussion to support health reform through pharmacists delivering expanded patient care services. In collaboration with other providers, this is an existing, accepted, and additional model of improved health care delivery that meets growing health care demands in the United States.” Read more…