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On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, The Department of Technology, Management and Budget migrated the login site for MAPS from the Single Sign On (SSO) to MILogin. Pharmacists may use their existing credentials when logging in to the new portal. Please note the new URL to access MILogin: Please note: This URL will be require users to setup security questions that will be use...

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is conducting a pharmacy cost of dispensing survey. The survey results will be used to develop a new professional dispensing fee for Medicaid Fee-for-Service. We have recently been informed that participation in the survey is mandatory. MDHHS has engaged Myers and Stauffer LC to perform the pharmacy cost of dispensing study. Surveys wer...

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Back to the Future

Posted on April 15, 2016 in: Laws and Regulations

by David J. Kalis, M.S., Director of Pharmacy, Crittenton Hospital, Rochester Hills, Mich. and MSHP Board Member I recently picked up the February 1, 2016, AJHP and read an editorial by Gary Matzke, Pharm.D., titled “Pharmacist participation in health policy development”1 which gave me pause thinking about the true meaning of advocacy. Usually when we discuss pharmacy advocacy, we...

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Michigan law requires an annual inventory of controlled substances to be completed no more than 30 days prior to May 1 and no later than 60 days after May 1. Your copy must be submitted to the state between April 1st and June 30th.  Be on top of this important task by using the Controlled Substance Inventory List available from Pharmacy Services Inc (PSI). Contact PSI at (517) 484-1467, e-ma...

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Going Into the Turn

Posted on March 11, 2016 in: Laws and Regulations

by Frank Zaran, R.Ph., clinical pharmacist specialist - drug informatics, Detroit Receiving Hospital and MSHP Immediate Past President In MSHP President Jesse Hogue’s January article, “Changing Gears,” he selected pharmacist provider status, as his theme for the year. In announcing the theme, Jesse stated, “I believe that this issue is THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE for p...

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