NACDS - National Association of Chain Drug Stores

05/06/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/06/2019 12:30

NACDS Opinion Piece: For American Patients to be Put First, DIR Fee Relief is Essential Medium post urges action on DIR fee relief in final Medicare rule

'DIR fee relief, proposed by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, remains essential to save money for patients and for the government alike. This opportunity can be described in a four-part sequence: DIR relief will reduce patients' cost-sharing for medications, which increases the medication adherence - or patients' taking their medications as prescribed, which improves overall health, which ultimately reduces government costs.'

- NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE