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2024 Legislative Session Recap

The 2024 Iowa Legislative Session adjourned this past weekend. IPA’s priority to modernize the Iowa Pharmacy Practice Act passed! Read the full session summary.

 

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IPA Holds PBM Advocacy Day at the Capitol

IPA hosted pharmacy advocates from across the state on Tuesday, April 16th for IPA's PBM Advocacy Day.

 

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Pharmacy Technician Career Lattices – Join us to share your ideas and experiences!

IPA is hosting PharmTech Bridges Idea Sharing Symposiums to spark conversation, gather insight and experience, and identify innovative career opportunities for pharmacy technicians.

 

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IPA Names George Appleseth as 2024-2025 Executive Fellow

IPA welcomes George Appleseth as the association’s 2024-2025 Executive Fellow in Association Management! George will officially start with IPA on June 17, 2024.

 

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Congratulations Newly Elected Members of the IPA Board of Trustees

IPA congratulates the newly elected members of its Board of Trustees! The following individuals will be installed and welcomed to the Board at the 2024 IPA Annual Meeting, June 20-21 in Coralville, Iowa.

 

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Change Health Care Updates: Coupons, Copays, and Temporary Payment Advance

As of April 2, the remaining three Fee-for-Service (FFS) Medicaid states went live between Sunday and Friday of last week. All six of the impacted Medicaid FFS states, including Iowa, are now back online and claims are flowing. Optum Rx reports continued progress related to coupons/copay programs. 

 

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Ten Iowa Pharmacists Selected for 2024 Decker-Temple Leadership Pharmacy Conference

The Decker-Temple Leadership Pharmacy Conference is a unique opportunity available to pharmacists in Iowa and Wisconsin who are interested in becoming leaders in the profession of pharmacy. IPA congratulates the following Iowa pharmacists selected for the 2024 Leadership Pharmacy program!

 

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Iowa Pharmacy Practice Act Modernization Bill Passes!

For the first time in nearly forty years, the state of Iowa’s Pharmacy Practice Act will be updated to reflect the current training and education of Iowa’s pharmacists. IPA’s legislative priority to modernize the Iowa Pharmacy Practice Act (HF 555) passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday, April 4 on a vote of 87-9, without amendment. The bill now goes to the Governor for her signature to become law!

 

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Iowa MPJE Study Guide

Studying for the Iowa MPJE or know someone who is? Download IPA's Iowa MPJE Study Guide – updated for 2024!