Early Impact of Connecticut Reforms on Physician Dispensing

By Dongchun Wang, Vennela Thumula, Te-Chun Liu

November 1, 2014 Related Topics: Physician Dispensing, Prescription Drugs and Opioids

In many states across the country, policymakers are debating whether doctors should be paid significantly more than pharmacies for dispensing the same drug. Policymakers in Connecticut adopted new rules, effective July 15, 2012, to narrow the price difference.  

This study examines the early results of Connecticut’s changes to the rules governing reimbursement to Connecticut physicians for prescriptions that they both write and dispense. Connecticut is one of 18 states that have made significant changes to such reimbursement rules in the past 10 years.  

The data used in this analysis of Connecticut’s pharmacy fee schedule reform came from payors in Connecticut that represented 64 percent of all medical claims in the state workers’ compensation system.

Early Impact of Connecticut Reforms on Physician Dispensing. Dongchun Wang, Vennela Thumula, and Te-Chun Liu. November 2014. WC-14-53


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