Please contact your Representative and Senators immediately and urge them to include provisions addressing pharmacy DIR fees and ensuring fair reimbursements for community pharmacies that cover both ingredient and dispensing costs in Medicaid Managed Care in their next legislative package to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Community pharmacists are on the front lines assisting patients as they cope with the current crisis. It is imperative that Congress take measures to ensure pharmacies remain viable and accessible to patients.
This legislative package will likely be finalized in the coming days so tell your legislators to support these provisions because:
Community pharmacists are on the front lines caring for patients
In many urban and rural communities, independent pharmacies are the sole pharmacy provider
It is imperative that small business community pharmacies have the resources to continue caring for those most in need.
Thank you for your prompt action on this critical issue for community pharmacy.