TITLE

Pharmacy reps voice anger over Medicare Part B shifts

AUTHOR(S)
Frederick, James
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
Drug Store News;11/7/2005, Vol. 27 Issue 15, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on criticisms against Medicare Part B in the United States. Pharmacy representatives are frustrated over dwindling reimbursements for prescription filled under the Medicare Part B program. The concerns of the pharmacy representatives were heard during the Update on Medicare Parts B and D Conference.
ACCESSION #
18833630

 

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