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Announcing the 2018 Policy Training Meeting Attendees!

We are pleased to announce the attendees for the Fall 2018 Policy Training Meeting in Washington, DC!

These individuals will be attending an in-depth issue advocacy training and representing DPAC on October 1st for a joint day advocating on Capitol Hill along with medical professionals from the Endocrine […]

Show Your Support on Gag Clause Legislation to the Senate HELP Committee

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The Senate HELP (Health, Education, Labor & Pensions) Committee will meet at 10am on Wednesday, July 25th to vote on legislation outlawing gag clauses which prevents pharmacists from telling you if a prescription drug you are picking up may cost less if you pay […]

CVS Caremark Formulary Change Makes Many Patients Switch Medications

CVS Caremark, a pharmacy benefit manager for many insurance plans, has changed its formulary as of July 1. The change comes in the middle of the year, when policyholders have no opportunity to choose a different insurance plan that may cover the drug or supply they use. […]

DPAC and Lions Club International Announce New Partnership!

DPAC and Lions Club International (LCI) are proud to announce a new collaborative partnership!

DPAC and LCI have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on bringing diabetes policy issues to the U.S. national agenda.

Lions Club International held a Centennial Celebration in 2017-2018, and as part of that celebration announced […]

H.R. 5768 Increases Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training!

On May 10th, Reps. Reed and DeGette introduced the “Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training Act” (H.R. 5768) to Congress. This act would provide avenues for people with diabetes to receive more diabetes self-management training (DSMT) through Medicare, and changes the way DSMT is delivered. The […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: DPAC Policy Training Meeting Applications Accepted

DPAC is now accepting applications for the inaugural DPAC Policy Training Meeting, which will take place in Washington, D.C. from September 29 to October 1, 2018. Individuals impacted by diabetes who have a passion for policy advocacy and wish to have advanced training are

5 Takeaways for Diabetes from the Blueprint on Prescription Drug Prices

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On Friday, May 11, 2018, HHS Secretary Alex Azar and President Trump gave quick speeches about how the United States would address drug pricing. At the same […]

Illinois Bills would Protect Patients from Non-Medical Switching!

Illinois is taking steps to limit insurance companies from forcing patients to switch doctors and medications based on cost.

H.B. 4146 prevents insurance plans from making you switch doctors mid-contract year. It amends the Managed Care Reform and Patient Rights Act to ensure that insurance companies cover […]

Pennsylvania Bill Would Protect Patients from Non-Medical Switching

Pennsylvania is taking steps to limit insurance companies from forcing patients to switch medications based on cost.

H.B. 2113 would prohibit a health care plan from ceasing to cover a prescription drug during a contract year if a patient is stable on their medication by amending the Unfair […]

BREAKING NEWS: CMS TO ALLOW SMART DEVICES FOR CGM DATA

From the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services website, published today (Monday, June 11, 2018):

Based on input from patients and other stakeholders, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing important changes in its written policies regarding how Medicare covers continuous glucose monitors (CGMs). These changes […]