New Medicaid Pharmacy Reimbursement Recommendations

On October 15, 2012 the Mississippi Division of Medicaid reported their findings on reimbursement methodologies for the hospital, nursing home, and pharmacy programs to the House Medicaid Committee and Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee. In this report concerning pharmacy reimbursements the Division of Medicaid recommends that pharmacies need to be reimbursed under a new plan. They recommend we move away from the old AWP method to the new Average Acquisition Cost (AAC) method plus a $10.65 dispensing fee. At this time the MIPA leadership is studying this report to see how this new method of reimbursement will effect pharmacies and their patients.

To view the report for yourself please use this link. DOM – Legislative Budget Report