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Kevin Bagley, Director of the Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care (MLTC) within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced a statewide listening tour for Medicaid’s managed care program. The tour will begin January 11, 2022, and will stop at five locations throughout the state. Nebraska Medicaid will be procuring new contracts for the capitated managed care program, Heritage Health, in 2022. As part of this process, the Medicaid team wants to gather input from community members who would like to share their experiences with Medicaid's current health plans. This valuable feedback will help Medicaid develop its next managed care contracts.
The listening sessions will take place at the following locations:
- Scottsbluff – Monday, January 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (MT)
Scottsbluff High School – Board Room
313 E 27th St, Scottsbluff, NE 69361
- Kearney – Tuesday, January 25, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Kearney Public Library – South Platte Room
2020 1st Ave, Kearney, NE 68847
- Virtual – Thursday, January 27, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Central)
Hosted via WebEx, please use this link to join.
Participants can listen via phone at (408) 418-9388, meeting number 2490 988 9946
Barb Tyler, Office of Communications, (402) 471-3486, email@example.com
On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, the NPA issued a press release about the increase in workload for pharmacy staff. "Today the Nebraska Pharmacists Association is asking for Nebraskans to have patience at pharmacies across the state as they may experience longer than usual wait time for prescriptions and vaccinations. There is an increased demand for the time of pharmacists, interns, and pharmacy technicians as more patients seek COVID-19 and annual influenza vaccines at the same time pharmacies are experiencing staffing shortages. “Pharmacy staff, like other front-line health care workers, are experiencing fatigue and heavy workloads,” said Marcia Mueting, NPA CEO. The primary concern of the Nebraska Pharmacists Association is that these conditions could lead to errors. The priority of pharmacy staff is the safety of patients and assuring that the right patients receive the right medications. The system of checks and balances to provide prescription accuracy cannot be rushed. “We encourage patients to allow extra time for vaccine appointments and prescription refills through this busy season,” Mueting noted. The Nebraska Pharmacists Association plans to collect pharmacy workplace safety data and collaborate with stakeholders to improve working conditions to make certain that Nebraskans continue to receive the highest quality of care.
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Nebraska Pharmacy Foundation
Congratulations to Bill Snodgrass, North Platte, the first Split-Your-State drawing winner!
For a $600 donation to the Nebraska Pharmacy Foundation, 20 tickets were sold and entered into 12 separate monthly drawings for one year. Each month a winner will be drawn and awarded $400 cash. The proceeds go to the Rex Higley and Cora Mae Briggs scholarships at both the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions and the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy. Donations can be made to the Foundation at anytime. Make your donation today
Statewide Naloxone Program
The NPA's partnership with Nebraska pharmacies, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Behavioral Health, and Local Behavioral Health Region Systems allows family members, friends of a person at risk of opioid overdose, or the person at risk of opioid overdose themselves to access naloxone nasal spray at no cost. This program has the potential to save lives in Nebraska. To find a pharmacy, go to stopodne
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flyer. For more information, contact Amy Holman at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (402) 420-1500.
NPA would like to thank Novo Nordisk for its support and its Rethink Obesity work. Rethink Obesity is a comprehensive collection of patient materials, tools, and tips to help health care professionals develop and support patients' weight-loss and management goals.
The NPA supports NESP (Nebraska Enhanced Services Pharmacies), an affiliate of CPESN, that enables the provision of patient-centered enhanced services by the local community pharmacies through a participation network that share sustainable practice approaches and advocates for business strategies consistent with supporting these services.