The National Community Pharmacists Association has sent its comments on to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding the agency’s recently proposed changes to how direct and indirect remuneration fees are reported.
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Among NCPA’s comments were notes about what it sees as the need to address direct and indirect remuneration, or DIR, fees; requests to standardize how Medicare Part D plans measure pharmacy quality; and other efforts to improve patient access to medication and pharmacy services