Resources and updates pertaining to key healthcare policy issues and decisions

In the wake of our nation's passage of historic, comprehensive health care reform legislation, it is more important than ever for physicians, caregivers, advocates and patients to remain informed and engaged on the issues that impact the community healthcare delivery system. We are focused on providing our customers with relevant and timely information regarding legislative and regulatory actions. Additionally, we have a dedicated Government Relations and Public Affairs team focused on advocating for community-based care.

Customer Exclusive Legislative and Regulatory Update Teleconferences
Our monthly Legislative and Regulatory Update Teleconferences, hosted by our government relations and public affairs experts, delve into timely and important issues in the healthcare landscape. Topics include updates from Capitol Hill, CMS billing and reimbursement policies and other valuable subjects. A Q&A session provides a forum for providers to ask the experts questions. To participate in our customer exclusive legislative and regulatory updates, contact us today at 855.477.9800 or click here to learn about opening an account.

Quarterly ASP Reports
We provide our customers with quarterly comparison reports on ASP drug payments from CMS. To access these reports, contact us today at 855.477.9800 or click here to learn about opening an account.

Drug Supply Chain Security Act
The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) was signed into law on November 27, 2013, as Title II of the Drug Quality and Security Act of 2013. DSCSA creates national requirements for tracing pharmaceuticals across the supply chain, pre-empting state-level traceability requirements. The DSCSA includes provisions for product identification, tracing and verification; detection and response; and notification.

DSCSA provides for traceability for pharmaceuticals on a national scale. Full implementation within the next 10 years will result in standardized, unit-level traceability from manufacturers to practitioners — through the entire supply chain.

Key DSCSA Dates for 2015:

January 1, 2015: Pharmaceutical manufacturers must begin transmitting the transaction history, transaction information, and the transaction statement for all products shipped to McKesson Specialty Health. In turn, McKesson Specialty Health must make this data available to customers beginning January 1, 2015.

July 1, 2015: Community based healthcare providers and clinics must begin retaining transaction history, transaction information, and transaction statement data for six years.

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To learn more about how our resources can keep you informed about healthcare policy trends, call 855.477.9800 or click here.