There are many benefits to distributing medication to your patients in Nebraska, including generating additional revenue, improving patient adherence and satisfaction, and reducing pharmacy recalls, freeing up your staff for other tasks. Patients love to save money and go to the pharmacy! If you have specific questions about Nebraska`s distribution regulations or our services, or if you are ready to get started, you can contact us here and a PharmaLink representative will contact you shortly. Pharmacy technicians have been administering vaccines since October 2020, when HHS gave them permission to do so under the COVID-19 PREP Act. Now, Nebraska technicians are fighting to keep their rights indefinitely with a new law. LB812 would allow pharmacy technicians to continue to administer vaccines under the supervision of a pharmacist, even if COVID-19 PERP approvals expire in 2024. LB 812 is supported by NCPA, NASPA and APA and is currently awaiting its first hearing by representatives from Nebraska. Note: PharmaLink has compiled the following information for reference purposes only. State dispensing regulations change frequently and we recommend that you consult an attorney or your state`s medical or pharmaceutical authority for specific questions or verify your eligibility for distribution. On March 16, 2022, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signed a new law, LB 767, into effect. LB 767 requires PBMs to obtain a license to operate in the state and provides the state with regulatory oversight over PBMs.
In fact, LB 767 reinforces restrictions on PBMs and supports fair reimbursements for pharmacies. LB 767 marks a great victory for community pharmacy and sets a precedent for other states. ncpa.org/newsroom/qam/2022/02/23/status-reports-state-scope-practice-activity Intermediate level issuance (PA tax and NP tax) varies from state to state, even in states where doctors can dispense. If you are unsure whether or not you are allowed to file in your state, please contact us for more information. PharmaLink offers a turnkey solution for prescription physicians and other Nebraska physicians, allowing you to quickly and easily create your own pharmacy in the office. We provide all medicines, equipment and software necessary for distribution. All you provide is an internet-connected computer and a black-and-white printer. Our knowledgeable staff will assist you every step of the way to ensure the success of your program. Use the links provided to learn more about our cash distribution and portage, workers` compensation and insurance billing solutions. As announced in a press release from the Nebraska Pharmacists Association, local pharmacies are partnering with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to expand access to naloxone through free nasal spray kits.
This is an important step in addressing the opioid crisis and reducing overdose deaths, and community pharmacies are an easily accessible way to increase the availability of naloxone. Physicians wishing to dispense in Nebraska must first apply for and obtain a prescription practitioner pharmacy license from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The application fee is $625, but the license is permanent for the site, so there is no ongoing renewal fee. Approval allows doctors to dispense all drugs that the doctor is authorized to prescribe, as long as they comply with all state and federal laws.