While CMS’s announcement of one large home medical equipment category for the re-compete of Round 1 seems like it could pose problems for community pharmacists, stakeholders say they plan to keep the focus on issues with the national mail-order program for diabetes testin
Think a small independent pharmacy can't compete against the big box stores? Think again, says Gabe Trahan, senior director of marketing and store operations for the National Community Pharmacists Association.
With issues like competitive bidding, diabetes mail order and reimbursement cuts posing threats to community pharmacists, it's a challenging time to take on the job of executive vice president and CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). But Kathleen Jaeger, who did just that in November, saw only a "wonderful opportunity." Jaeger, a pharmacist and lawyer by training, spoke with HME News recently about the future she sees for independent pharmacists.