Staff Contact: Brian Kinkade
The MO HealthNet Division posted for public comment a proposed state plan amendment to reduce the dispensing fee it pays pharmacists from $19.37 to $12.22 plus an amount to compensate for the pharmacy provider tax. The projected new dispensing fee with the pharmacy tax adjustment is $13.84. The revised fee will be paid for prescriptions dispensed on and after Monday, Feb. 1. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services determined the current dispensing fee to be excessive and is requiring the cut. Comments must be filed by Friday, Feb. 12.