Creating Transparency: New Minnesota PBM Licensure and Regulation Law; Advances in Drug Price Transparency
In the 2019 legislative session, MPhA and the Minnesota Pharmacy Alliance passed bills that allow pharmacists to practice at the top of their training. The legislature also enacted the first comprehensive set of prescription drug price transparency laws. In this webinar, we will discuss one piece of legislation that has the potential to assist in bringing transparency to PBM fees. It is important that all pharmacists are aware of the new legislation and how they can impact change in our payment models.
- Understand the new Minnesota laws that were passed and have gone into effect in the area of drug price transparency and PBM business practices as they relate to pharmacy and the patients we serve.
- Discuss what the new laws include, and how it may impact pharmacies across the state.
Minnesota Pharmacy Alliance Lobbyist, Capitol Hill Strategies
Buck Humphrey is an experienced government affairs and public relations executive with relationships and a track record with political leaders in Minnesota, throughout the Midwest and in our nation’s capital. For more than 20 years, Buck has worked at the intersection of the private and public sectors on issues at the federal, state and local levels. He knows and has worked with much of the Minnesota Senate and House legislative membership. He has similar relationships with state capitol leaders throughout the Midwest and around the country. Buck has been on the lobbying team that has passed MAC transparency provisions and build a bipartisan patient pharmacy network access coalition. He is an experienced lobbyist, knowledgeable about our issues and with a strong desire and commitment to move our agenda.
RPh, Thrifty White (retired), MPhA Public Affairs Co-Chair
Jeff Lindoo, RPh, grew up in the world of pharmacy. His earliest experience consisted primarily of reading comic books in the back of his Grandfather's and Father's pharmacy in rural Wisconsin. He later graduated to responsibility for emptying the trash and finally worked as a clerk, made fountain syrups, scrubbed the floors and worked as a technician (before the concept of technicians really existed) in the pharmacy, preparing prescriptions for his Father's final approval. He has been a member of MPhA since graduating from the NDSU College of Pharmacy in 1974. He worked his entire 42-year career in pharmacy for Thrifty White Pharmacies, serving in multiple positions and retiring in June 2016. He is a past president of MPhA, serving as co-chair of the Public Affairs Committee. He is a member of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy National Board of Advisors. He served on the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy from 1996 to 2000 and as Vice President in 1999. He is a former member of the Minnesota Retailers Association Board of Directors and Board Chair in 2010. He is also a member of APhA, ASCP and NCPA.
Sterling Drug/Smart-Fill, MPhA Public Affairs Committee Co-Chair