Potenial Changes to Medicare Highlights AJPB Week in Review

Top articles of the week from The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits.

5. Rhode Island Pharmacists Take Steps Towards Provider Status

Pharmacists offer prophylactic Lyme Disease antibiotics without physician visit. Read more.

4. Older Americans Not Asking Physicians, Pharmacists for Help with Drug Costs

Twenty-seven percent of older Americans reported that prescription drugs represented a financial burden. Read more.

3. Medicare Part B Improvement Act Passes House

Legislation expands access to home infusion services for Medicare beneficiaries. Read more.

2. Pharmacy Group Speaks Out Against Medicare Reimbursement Plan

ASHP expresses concern over proposed cuts to Medicare payment rates for drugs that hospitals acquire under the 340B Drug Pricing Program. Read more.

1. Medicare to Cut Payments to Home Health Agencies

Payments to home healthcare facilities could be cut by $80 million in 2018 under proposed rule. Read more.