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PHA-005: Prescription Drug Assistance for Seniors

 
Prescription Drug Assistance for Seniors: The Wisconsin Medical Society believes that any legislative proposals to provide financial assistance to senior citizens for the purchase of prescription drugs should include:

  1. Ensuring that providers receive payment sufficient to recover their costs for both acquiring and dispensing medications and immunizations in order that patients are assured access to pharmacy providers and covered prescription medications.
  2. Provision of incentives by state programs to pharmacy providers for assisting physicians and providing services that improve health care quality such as medication reconciliation, patient education, and medication adherence. (HOD, 0412)