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News at a Glance
2012-2014


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2011
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Most of the following articles are on Members-Only pages and require a TPA user name and passwordTPA members can access the following articles and more on our FRAUD/ABUSE, TENNCARE, COVER TENNESSEE, MEDICARE, LEGISLATIVE NEWS, and IMMUNIZATION and OTHER PHARMACY NEWS & TOPICS pages.

3.17.14 Legislative Call to Action: Collaborative Pharmacy Practice a Step Closer to RealityTPA username and password required
3.14.14 Legislative Alert: Urgent Call to Action!TPA username and password required
3.12.14 Federal Provider Legislation Introduced!! Update on Federal Provider Status
3.10.14 3/14 Deadline Nears: Executive Residency in Association Management/Health Policy
3.7.14 Pharmacists as Providers: Status Update
3.5.14 Call to Action! Contact CMS Today!
3.5.14 Professional Privilege Tax Due Electronically 6/1, But Bills Will Not Be Mailed TPA username and password required
3.4.14 TennCare Pharmacy Program Changes Effective April 1, 2014 TPA username and password required
2.18.14 Download Tennessee General Assembly App TPA username and password required
2.11.14 TennCare Pharmacy Program Changes Effective March 1, 2014 TPA username and password required
2.7.14 DEA Knoxville Pharmacy Diversion Awareness Conference, March 22 & 23
2.5.14 Board of Pharmacy Sterile Compounding Rules in Effect TPA username and password required
1.31.14 REMINDER: Action Needed! TPA Executive Resident Needs Your Help
1.31.14 Forged Scripts in West Tennessee TPA username and password required
1.28.14 TDOH Antimicrobial Stewardship Webinar: 1/29 at 10am CT TPA username and password required
1.24.14 FDA Plans to Pursue Manufacturers & Distributors of Unapproved Drugs Containing Codeine TPA username and password required
1.24.14 Forged Scripts in West Tennessee TPA username and password required
1.17.14 Critical Shortage of I.V. Saline Solution TPA username and password required
1.17.14 TennCare Update Regarding 2013-14 Flu SeasonTPA username and password required
1.16.14 Executive Residency in Association Management/Health Policy
1.15.14 Alert- TennCare Resolving Test Strip Reimbursement Issues TPA username and password required
1.15.14 FDA Recommendation to Discontinue Prescribing, Dispensing Acetaminophen Combination Drug Products with More than 325 mgTPA username and password required
1.15.14 TennCare Pharmacy Program Changes Effective February 1, 2014 TPA username and password required
1.14.14 Deadlines Looming for Hotel & Early-Bird Registration! MidYear Programs Now Online
1.10.14 TPA Seeks Nominations for Board of PharmacyTPA username and password required
1.10.14 Call for TPA Resolutions - Submit by February 3TPA username and password required
1.8.14 Action Needed! TPA Executive Resident Needs Your HelpTPA username and password required
12.31.13 Fraudulent Scripts in East TennesseeTPA username and password required
12.20.13 Season's Greetings from the Tennessee Pharmacists Association!
12.20.13 TPA MidYear Meetings - Make Hotel Reservations by Jan. 17!
12.19.13 TennCare- 1) PDL Changes 2) Benzodiazepine & Barbiturate CoverageTPA username and password required
12.19.13 2014 BlueRx Preferred Insulin ChangeTPA username and password required
12.9.13 Attention Students! TSSP's 6th Annual Meeting is Feb. 22
12.6.13 Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative - Dec. 10 WebinarTPA username and password required
12.3.13 Pad Stolen in West TennesseeTPA username and password required
11.26.13 Happy Thanksgiving from TPA!
11.22.13 Save $20 on Southeastern Girls of Pharmacy Weekend!
11.22.13 Tennessee Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative PilotTPA username and password required
11.21.13 New CSMD FunctionalityTPA username and password required
11.20.13 Fraudulent Scripts in East TennesseeTPA username and password required
10.31.13 DEA Number Being Used FraudulentlyTPA username and password required
10.28.13 TennCare PDL Changes Effective Nov. 1 and Dec. 1, 2013 TPA username and password required
10.22.13 DEA Drug Take-Back Day Is Saturday, October 26
10.18.13 Fraudulent Scripts in West TennesseeTPA username and password required
10.14.13 U.S. House Passage of Drug Quality and Security Act TPA username and password required
10.11.13 TDH Issues Release re New Dispensing Limits on Opioids and Benzodiazepines TPA username and password required
10.10.13 TPA Presents 2013 OSHA Update - Live Training Webinar
10.7.13 2013 BCBST Pharmacy Workshops This Month TPA username and password required
10.2.13 October Tweet-a-Thon- Pharmacists Helping Patients TPA username and password required
9.26.13 REMINDER: New TN Law re Opioids, Benzodiazepines Effective Oct. 1, 2013 TPA username and password required
9.25.13 CSMD Enhancements Effective September 25, 2013 TPA username and password required
9.23.13 New HIPAA Guidance on Drug Refills TPA username and password required
9.10.13 Attention- 340B or 340B-Contract Pharmacies TPA username and password required
9.9.13 REMINDER- New Law re Prescribing by Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants TPA username and password required
9.9.13 New TN Law re Opioids, Benzodiazepines Effective Oct. 1, 2013 TPA username and password required
9.9.13 HIPAA Has New Rule Changes Effective Sept. 23, 2013 TPA username and password required
9.9.13 BCBST SOCRxATES Adherence Program Opportunity TPA username and password required
9.4.13 Forged Scripts in East Tennessee TPA username and password required
9.3.13 TennCare PDL and Co-Pay Changes TPA username and password required
8.16.13 TennCare Experiencing Technical Issues  TPA username and password required
7.29.13 Giberson Named Acting U.S. Deputy Surgeon General  
7.24.13 CSMD Data Sharing Between States Will Begin Soon  TPA username and password required
7.12.13 Three Training Programs to Maximize Your Pharmacy Practice Skills
7.5.13 Fraudulent Scripts in Middle Tennessee  TPA username and password required
7.2.13 Fraudulent Scripts in West Tennessee  TPA username and password required
6.28.13 Pad Stolen in Middle Tennessee  TPA username and password required
6.27.13 Fraudulent Scripts in West Tennessee  TPA username and password required
6.17.13 Fraudulent Scripts in West Tennessee  TPA username and password required
6.14.13 TennCare PDL Changes Effective July 1, 2013  TPA username and password required
6.7.13 TPA Convention: Early-Bird Deadlines Moved to JUNE 14; Register ONLINE
5.31.13 TennCare Claims Filed with SXC - Action Needed TODAY!  TPA username and password required
5.29.13 Forged Scripts in East Tennessee  TPA username and password required
5.28.13 DEADLINE: Professional Privilege Tax Is Due THIS WEEK - BY JUNE 1
5.24.13 TennCare PBM Transition to Magellan - Important Information TPA username and password required
5.22.13 Early-Bird Rate Ends June 12! Register for TPA's Annual Convention Today!
5.20.13 3 Training Programs to Maximize Your Pharmacy Practice Skills
5.7.13 Stolen DEA Causes Reissue of New Number in Middle Tennessee  TPA username and password required
5.3.13 Professional Privilege Tax DUE JUNE 1, Major Changes in Billing & Filing
4.30.13 Type 1 NPI Requirement Begins May 6 TPA username and password required
4.26.13 TennCare PDL Changes Effective June 15, 2013 TPA username and password required
4.24.13 Important Information on TennCare PBM Transition
4.24.13 National Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 27
4.17.13 FDA Takes Definitive Actions to Deter Opioid Abuse TPA username and password required
4.11.13 Legislative Update: Compounding Legislation Passes Senate and House TPA username and password required
4.11.13 DEA Drug Take-Back Day Locator Now Available TPA username and password required
4.10.13 New Law Regarding Tamper-Resistant Scripts Now in Effect TPA username and password required
4.4.13 Fraudulent Scripts in West Tennessee  TPA username and password required
4.1.13 Reminder: CSMD Changes Effective April 1, 2013TPA username and password required
4.1.13 RECALL: Sodium Chloride Injection, 0.9 percent, 1000 mL, Flexible Container
3.27.13 Legislative Update: Compounding Bill Approved by CommitteesTPA username and password required
3.22.13 URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Compounding Bill Moving Forward Next Week TPA username and password required
3.22.13 TennCare PDL Changes  TPA username and password required
3.11.13 Executive Residency in Association Management/Health Policy
2.27.13 Fraudulent Scripts in West Tennessee   TPA username and password required
2.27.13 TennCare PDL Change: Doxycycline   TPA username and password required
2.18.13 Fraudulent Prescription in West Tennessee   TPA username and password required
2.13.13 State Now Accepting Payments for 2013 Professional Privilege Tax TPA username and password required
2.5.13 Two New Networking Sessions for TSHP MidYear Attendees
2.1.13 State Not Yet Accepting Payments for 2013 Professional Privilege Tax TPA username and password required
1.31.13 Professional Privilege Tax - New Electronic Filing Requirements TPA username and password required
1.31.13 Survey: Seniors Oppose Mandatory Mail Drug Plans TPA username and password required
1.24.13 Certificate Program - Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery - Feb. 24 in Nashville (Feb. 8 Registration Deadline)
1.22.13 Tamiflu Update: Genentech Releases Roche-Branded Reserve Stock of Tamiflu 75mg capsules TPA username and password required
1.18.13 Blanks Missing from East Tennessee Practice TPA username and password required
1.18.13 TPA's Early-Bird Deadline for MidYear Meetings Is Upon Us!
1.16.13 CDC Information for Pharmacists: Flu Epidemic TPA username and password required
1.14.13 Immunization Certification Program Offered in Nashville on Sunday, February 24
1.14.13 TennCare Awards PBM Contract to Magellan Health Services TPA username and password required
1.11.13 FDA Requires Lower Recommended Dose for Some Sleep Drugs Containing Zolpidem TPA username and password required
1.10.13 Early Registration Deadline Nears for MidYear Meetings - TPA, TSHP, TSSP
1.9.13 Improving Patient Care Through Health Information Technology: TWIS and Pharmacists
Training webinars in January exclusively for TPA member pharmacists
1.9.13 MidSouth Pharmacy Residents Conference - Registration Open
1.7.13 APhA Diabetes Certificate Training Program Offered in Memphis
1.2.13 BCBST PBM Transition Information TPA username and password required
12.21.12 TennCare PDL Changes Effective January 1, 2013TPA username and password required
12.21.12 Call for TPA Resolutions - Submit by January 11TPA username and password required
12.19.12 FAQ - Controlled Substance Monitoring Database (CSMD) and Prescription Safety Act
12.14.12 Update on BCBST Plus 90 Network IssueTPA username and password required
12.11.12 Recall: 101 Lots of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets
12.10.12 Breaking News- BCBST Plus90 NetworkTPA username and password required
12.7.12 TennCare- Tamiflu Change Effective Dec. 7, and MoreTPA username and password required
12.3.12 Improving Patient Care Through Health Information Technology: TWIS and PharmacistTPA username and password required
Training webinars exclusively for TPA member pharmacists
11.29.12 Your December NEWStream Has Arrived!
11.29.12 UPDATE: Accessing the Controlled Substance Monitoring Database
11.27.12 Issues with Controlled Substance Monitoring Database
11.21.12 TDH Continuing Efforts with Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Patients
11.21.12 CMS Clarifies Guidance re Medication Errors and Pharmacy ServicesTPA username and password required
11.19.12 DEA Number Possibly Compromised in Middle TennesseeTPA username and password required
11.15.12 Fraudulent Scripts in Chattanooga Area ►TPA username and password required
11.14.12 Action on Compounding by TN Board of Pharmacy
11.7.12 CORRECTION: OutcomesMTM Webinar TPA username and password required
11.6.12 Webinar: What Can OutcomesMTM Do for You? TPA username and password required
11.5.12 Crossover Claims Disruption Due to Hurricane Sandy  ►TPA username and password required
11.2.12 NECC Samples Test Positive for Bacterial Contamination
10.31.12 FDA: Ameridose Recalls All Unexpired Products in Circulation
10.30.12 TennCare PDL Changes Effective Nov. 1 TPA username and password required
10.24.12 FDA Posts Updated List of Facilities Receiving NECC Products
10.23.12 FDA to Correct List of Facilities Receiving NECC Products
10.19.12 SHOC Staff Protocol Regarding NECC Products
10.17.12 TDH Supports FDA Alert Regarding NECC
10.15.12 CDC Meningitis Outbreak Update Call: 10/16/2012
10.8.12 Fraudulent Scripts in Middle Tennessee TPA username and password required
10.5.12 CDC Alert: Multistate Investigation of Meningitis and Stroke Associated with Contaminated Products
10.3.12 Humana Contract Amendment UpdateTPA username and password required
10.1.12 OSHA Update - Live Training Offered via Webinar by TPREFTPA username and password required
10.1.12 BCBST Pharmacy Workshops Across Tennessee in October  ►TPA username and password required
9.25.12 TennCare PDL Changes Effective October 22, 2012TPA username and password required
9.24.12 FDA: Recall of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen TabletsTPA username and password required
9.21.12 TPA Announces Bowl of Hygeia Endowment Fund
9.18.12 TennCare PDL Changes in October 2012 TPA username and password required
9.11.12 Missing Pads, Possibly Stolen, in Middle Tennessee TPA username and password required
9.7.12 DEA Drug Take-Back Day Is 9/29/12; Locator Now Available
9.4.12 Reminder:  Team Up. Pressure Down. Coaching Patients to Take Control TPA username and password required
8.31.12 Stolen Pads in West Tennessee TPA username and password required
8.29.12 Forged Scripts in East Tennessee TPA username and password required
8.29.12 Verifying NDC Numbers for Part D Claims TPA username and password required
8.24.12 Team Up. Pressure Down. Coaching Patients to Take Control TPA username and password required
8.24.12 Stolen Pads in Middle Tennessee TPA username and password required
8.22.12 Comptroller's Office to Survey Pharmacists re NPLEx and Sales OTC Pseudoephedrine Products TPA username and password required
8.20.12 TennCare PDL Changes Effective Sept. 1 and Oct. 1, 2012 TPA username and password required
8.15.12 Aug. 21-22 - Geriatric & Long-Term Care Seminar - Still Time to Register!
8.14.12 Fraudulent Scripts in Middle TennesseeTPA username and password required
8.10.12 ASHP LIve Webinar: Tech Check Tech - Developing Models to Advance Technicians and Pharmacy Practice
8.9.12 TennCare: Clarification of LTC Pharmacy BillingTPA username and password required
8.7.12 Improved Dementia Care in Nursing HomesTPA username and password required
8.6.12 In the News: TPA/BlueCross Partnership & Pharmacists' Expanding Role
8.6.12 Million Hearts Challenge Extended - Sign Up Today!
8.3.12 One Week Left to Register for Medication Therapy Management Certificate Program
8.1.12 Fraudulent Prescriptions in West TennesseeTPA username and password required
7.31.12 Sign the Pledge Today!! Million Hearts Campaign for Pharmacies, Pharmacists, Student Pharmacists
7.30.12 TPA, BlueCross Partner to Support Pharmacists
7.24.12 Fraudulent Scripts in Middle Tennessee TPA username and password required
7.18.12 Forged Script in Middle Tennessee TPA username and password required
7.13.12 TennCare PDL Changes in July 2012 TPA username and password required
7.6.12 BCBST to Change Pharmacy Claims Processor to Telepaid® by Medco Effective January 1, 2013 TPA username and password required
6.25.12 THREE Certificate Training Programs in Nashville This Summer
6.22.12 Fraudulent Scripts in West Tennessee  TPA username and password required
6.20.12 Fraudulent Scripts in West Tennessee  TPA username and password required
6.13.12 TennCare PDL Changes Effective July 1, 2012 TPA username and password required
6.7.12 CMS Pursuing New Medicaid Drug Payment Model TPA username and password required
5.24.12 Fraudulent Scripts in Middle Tennessee TPA username and password required
5.17.12 TPA Negotiates More Savings for Convention Attendees
5.14.12 TennCare PDL Changes Effective 6.11.12 TPA username and password required
4.24.12 Improving Patient Care through Health Information Technology- TWIS and Pharmacists TPA username and password required
4.24.12 TennCare PDL Changes Effective May 13, 2012 TPA username and password required
4.18.12 DEA Drug Take-Back Initiative
4.18.12 Certificate Training Programs - Please Respond TPA username and password required
4.16.12 DEA No. Stolen in West Tennessee TPA username and password required
4.13.12 Legislative Update:  SB2763 Overbey / HB2945 Ramsey - Legislation to Exempt Diabetic Testing Supplies from Sales Tax... NOW, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY
Resources: 
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Talking Points, Exemption of Sales Tax from Diabetic Supplies 2012
- SB 2763 Removal of Sales Tax from Diabetic Supplies 2012
- Fiscal Note SB 2763 Removal of Sales Tax Diabetic Supplies 2012
4.3.12 Early Victory for Pharmacy - Administration’s Proposed Budget Amendment Presented---Funds for TennCare Pharmacy MAC Reimbursement Restored in ProposalTPA username and password required
3.30.12 Fraudulent Scripts in Middle TennesseeTPA username and password required
3.23.12 ACTION NEEDED- CMS Proposes Changes in Medicaid Reimbursement. Your Comments Needed by April 2 TPA username and password required
3.7.12 TennCare PDL Changes Effective 4/1/12 and 5/1/12 TPA username and password required
2.10.12 Pharmacists Succeed in Preventing Illegal PSE Sales Under Anti-Meth Law
2.3.12 CMS Releases Revised Standardized Pharmacy Notice (CMS-10147) TPA username and password required
2.2.12 Pfizer Recalls Oral Contraceptives TPA username and password required
1.20.12 TPA Resident Greatly Needs Your HelpTPA username and password required
1.10.12 Pharmacist Alert: Recall
1.10.12 TPA Applauds Report Findings
1.5.12 TennCare - Recent Coding Issues Identified TPA username and password required
1.5.12 URGENT: Pharmacist Action Requested

Also See "News at a Glance" for:  2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004


Tennessee Pharmacists Association
500 Church Street, Suite 650, Nashville, TN 37219
615-256-3023 phone     615-255-3528 fax
tpa@tnpharm.org

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