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Q4 2017 ASP Payment Limit Report
We provide our customers with quarterly comparison reports on ASP drug payments from CMS. To access these reports, login now and return to the News and Events page.

If you are not a McKesson Specialty Health customer, contact us today to learn more about opening an account with us or visit CMS.gov for more information on current ASP reports.

Drug Supply Chain Security Act

The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) was signed into law on November 27, 2013, as Title II of the Drug Quality and Security Act of 2013. DSCSA creates national requirements for tracing pharmaceuticals across the supply chain, pre-empting state-level traceability requirements. The DSCSA includes provisions for product identification, tracing and verification; detection and response; and notification.

DSCSA provides for traceability for pharmaceuticals on a national scale. Full implementation within the next 10 years will result in standardized, unit-level traceability from manufacturers to practitioners — through the entire supply chain.

Key DSCSA Dates for 2015:

January 1, 2015: Pharmaceutical manufacturers must begin transmitting the transaction history, transaction information, and the transaction statement for all products shipped to McKesson Specialty Health. In turn, McKesson Specialty Health must make this data available to customers beginning January 1, 2015.

July 1, 2015: Community based healthcare providers and clinics must begin retaining transaction history, transaction information, and transaction statement data for six years.

Review our DSCSA overview to learn more or view a timeline detailing other key implementation milestones.  

Legislative Teleconferences
The McKesson Specialty Health Legislative and Regulatory Update Teleconference, hosted by our government relations and public affairs experts each month, delves into timely and important issues regarding Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) billing and reimbursement policies, updates from Capitol Hill and other valuable topics. In addition, a Q&A session provides a forum for physicians and providers to ask the experts questions and encourage discussion. All teleconferences are eligible for 1.0 AAPC and ACMPE credit.

Oncology Practice Education Series Webinars
Through the Oncology Practice Education Series (OPES), McKesson Specialty Health offers a series of webinars designed to provide community oncology practices information and education to help successfully negotiate today’s cancer care environment. This is a no-cost offering that focuses on improving the financial health of community-based oncology practices and helping them provide quality care for patients through innovative clinical research, business, and operational solutions. This program has prior approval from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for 1.0 Continuing Education Unit and may also qualify for continuing education credit from the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE).