Reimbursement Rates To Independent Pharmacists Are Within Industry Norms, Medi-Cal Commissioners Say
The battle in Ventura County over reimbursement rates has been raging for months, with the pharmacists saying the current rates will eventually force many out of business.
Ventura County Star:
Medi-Cal Commissioners Say Pay Rates Won't Rise
Local Medi-Cal commissioners said Monday night they won't increase reimbursements to independent pharmacists, citing a consultant's findings that current rates are within industry norms.The news came after a closed-door session of the Ventura County Medi-Cal Managed Care Commission that followed a long public meeting. In the open session, pharmacists said what they've been telling commissioners for months: Low reimbursement rates are causing them to lose money and will soon push many of them out of business. (Kisken, 4/23)