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HME providers, community pharmacists seek recognition

Recent win in Pennsylvania means providers are eligible for hazard pay

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – HME providers and community pharmacists have continued to serve on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic – and like other health care providers, they want to be recognized for that.

Business changes due to COVID-19 will ‘outlast disease,’ survey says


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Sixty one percent of community pharmacists expect to offer point-of-care testing for various illnesses, including COVID-19 when it becomes available, according to a new survey* from the National Community Pharmacists Association.

In brief: AAHomecare comments on IFR, NSM buys CRT-supplies combo


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has submitted its comments on an Interim Final Rule that provides relief for suppliers treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NCPA lauds new pilot program for COVID testing


ALEXANDRIA, N.Y. – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a new pilot program that involves independent pharmacies conducting up to 7,000 COVID-19 tests per week.

NCPA launches two campaigns


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has launched Fight4Rx to alert patients to the growing risk that their neighborhood pharmacy may close.

NCPA urges other states to follow New York’s lead


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association, which represents more than 21,000 independent pharmacies across the country, lauds New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for authorizing independent pharmacies to serve as COVID-19 test centers.

NCPA calls on CMS to recognize pharmacists as care providers


WASHINGTON – The National Community Pharmacists Association is urging CMS to recognize pharmacist services beyond dispensing of medications.

NCPA installs president, releases annual digest


SAN DIEGO – Brian Caswell of Baxter Springs, Kan.-based Wolkar Drug has been named the 2019-2020 president of the National Community Pharmacists Association.

NCPA launches CBD resource


SAN DIEGO – The National Community Pharmacists Association has teamed up with PRS to launch the NCPA CBD Source, an online resource for community pharmacies looking for information on cannabidiol products.

In brief: Crunch time for non-invasive vents, with sign-on letter approaching deadline and patient organizations weighing in


WASHINGTON – The deadline for a sign-on letter in the House of Representatives that asks CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding could be as early as June 5, AAHomecare reports.