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Doctoring Locally Leads To Healthcare Improvement PDF Print E-mail
Written by themindencourier   
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 13:41

Like many small communities, Minden and its rural neighbors rely on residents shopping locally to keep the community alive. Although many of the shop local campaigns focus on purchasing from local business owners rather than driving out of town for a big retail store, it’s important to fulfill health care needs at home as well. A behind the scenes prescription pricing program allows benefits of doctoring at home to become more visible.
The 340B program was introduced in 1992 in an effort to provide medicine to the indigent. Originally created to get chemotherapy drugs to cancer patients who couldn’t afford it, the idea has expanded over time and now includes a large array of prescription medications and different types of hospitals.
The program’s main focus is to allow covered entities to stretch scarce federal resources as far as possible, reaching more eligible patients and providing more comprehensive services. Manufacturers participating in Medicaid agree to provide outpatient drugs to covered entities at significantly reduced prices.

see November 1 Courier for full story

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 November 2017 14:13