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Network News- Feb. 2012

IHPN & REXANTO RESPOND TO CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

IHPN and Rexanto are responding to a CMS RFP.  CMS has offered $1 billion dollars in grant money to entities (groups of stakeholders) that can demonstrate innovative ways to lower cost and improve care.  CMS has specifically mentioned high cost populations like seniors.  IHPN and Rexanto are proposing to bring LTC best practices to high-risk seniors at home.  The program will offer the following:

Blister Cards at Bottle Prices: Technology Enables Pharmacy of the Future

 IHPN 2012 Member Webinar Series

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Free & Easy Prior Authorizations

 

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IHP Network wants member feedback

Below, please find information relative to proposed changes regarding Nursing Home Consultant Pharmacy relationships.  Please take time to read the information herein outlining these proposed changes for 2013. This legislation will require LTC facilities to hire independent pharmacy consultants. 

Please review the following three articles:

Changes in Open Enrollment from CMS for 2012

Included herein is information relative to the following:

  • Changes in Open Enrollment
  • Administering Pain Medications in LTC Facilities
  • Medicare/Medicaid Cuts ...

IHP Network to Meet wtih CMS

IHPN leads the way with a scheduled meeting, Tuesday, June 29th with the CMS Staff regarding the Short Cycle Dispensing initiative. IHPN, representative members from IHPN along with the Dumbarton Group will be meeting with Dr. Jeffrey Kelman, Chief Medical Officer, Center for Beneficiary Choices and his staff, to discuss the Short Cycle Dispensing initiative as it relates to Long Term Care. This face to face meeting (a follow-up to a June 11th conference call IHPN attended with Dr.

IHP Legislative Conference Call

Short Cycle Dispensing Initiative - Tuesday, May 25, 12 Noon EST

The implementation of the 7 day fill for SNF's will likely be implemented January 1, 2012. This legislation will potentially have a strong impact on our pharmacies. We need to understand the implications and influence of the final legislation. We can potentially impact the billing which is extremely important to us. We have scheduled a conference call for Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 12 noon eastern time which will be  hosted by the Dumbarton Group and Associates, LLC. See agenda below:

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