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2016 PSW Legislative Day
The 2016 PSW Legislative Day is just around the corner on Thursday, February 11. Confirmed guests include: Lt. Gov Rebecca Kleefisch, Rep. Dean Knudson, Senator Sheila Harsdorf, Senator Jennifer Shilling, and Medicaid Director Kevin Moore. In addition to comments from our guests, the agenda includes a PEB/CSB update, a Medicaid reimbursement discussion, an issues overview, and Capitol visits.
  1. Legislation to allow pharmacists to administer nonvaccine injections and change a 30 day supply to a 90 day supply
  2.  Legislation to authorize the PEB to grant waivers and pilot programs
  3. Statewide protocols for naloxone dispensing and immunization administration

It is important that people register now so we can schedule these visits. Click here to register for this important day.

The long awaited Covered Outpatient Drugs Final Rule was posted in the Federal Register yesterday by the CMS. Click here to find the pre-publication copy of the rule. The rule requires State Medicaid programs to change the reimbursement benchmark for generic medications.  PSW and national pharmacy organizations are analyzing the rule to determine its impact. For background information on the history of this rule, click here to access a comprehensive review developed by NACDS. This will be a topic of discussion at Legislative Day on February 11 and State Medicaid Director Kevin Moore will be there to discuss and react to this rule. Be sure to register today.

Call for Authors    

Interested in contributing to The Journal? The issue themes from the 2016 Editorial Plan are listed below. This provides authors with an opportunity to plan ahead and contribute based on their expertise.
 
May/June: Cardiology
July/August: New Drugs and Regulatory Updates
September/October
: Immunization Update
November/December: Pulmonary Health
  
Please consider contributing to The Journal in 2016! Click here for author guidelines.

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