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March 4, 2013
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 Registration is now open for PCMA's Specialty Pharmacy Business Forum!
The SPBF provides individuals and companies in the specialty pharmacy chain of commerce with exceptional educational and business networking opportunities. A unique aspect of the conference is "PCMA-Connect," an online networking community that will give attendees the opportunity to search for, connect, and coordinate meetings with existing and potential business customers and partners.
 

  Legislative & Regulatory News 
  • Change fee-for-service model to cut spending, report advises
    Health care payment models that reimburse based on services rendered should be replaced with a blended model, according to a report from the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform. A more efficient model would reimburse better for diagnostics and management, incorporate quality metrics into reimbursement rates, eliminate differential payments based on facility, encourage small organizations to share resources and include fixed payments for certain patients. MedPage Today (free registration) (3/4), Kaiser Health News/Capsules blog (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Drug Industry Spotlight 
  • FDA to scrutinize 30 compounders in 2 months
    The FDA plans to inspect around 30 drug compounders in the next two months amid heightened efforts following a deadly meningitis outbreak tied to compounded drugs. The pharmacies mainly produce sterile drugs for health care providers across the country, FDA spokeswoman Erica Jefferson said. Bloomberg Businessweek (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret."
--Henri Frédéric Amiel,
Swiss philosopher, poet and critic


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PCMA is the national association representing America's pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), which administer prescription drug plans for more than 210 million Americans with health coverage provided through Fortune 500 employers, health insurance plans, labor unions, and Medicare Part D. PCMA is dedicated to enhancing the proven tools and techniques pioneered by PBMs that generate savings and access for consumers and payors.

 
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