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"MPhA is a great organization and I have really enjoyed getting involved since being in pharmacy school. I’ve learned a lot about how MPhA advocates on behalf of pharmacists while serving on the Governmental Affairs committee and attending various events at the Capitol such as Capitol Day and giving flu shots. I think it’s great that they promote involvement within the organization even while we are still students; I think it encourages us to stay involved after we graduate."       

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-Chephra McKee, PharmD. Candidate, 2013, Corinth

"I love MPhA because I feel that this organization represents every pharmacist throughout the state of Mississippi.  I have been fortunate enough to see the evolution of this organization to the status it now enjoys.  I feel that continued support from practitioners will see growth in the role of pharmacists for years to come."

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-Pearl E. Wales, RPh, Pharm.D, G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery V.A. Medical Center, Canton

FofP_LoganDavis.jpg"As a home infusion provider, MPhA was able to quickly come to my assistance when I recently dealt with a major Medicare reimbursement issue. MPhA immediately started advocacy efforts on our behalf and on behalf of the profession of pharmacy."

-Logan Davis, Director of Clinical Services, Vital Care of Meridian

"MPhA is a way to guide the future of our profession in Mississippi.  Our actions in this organization have a direct impact upon the practice of pharmacy in Mississippi."

-Peyton Herrington, Pharmacy Manager, Walgreens,Peyton_pic.jpg Byram, MS

FofP_ChristineCline-Dahlman.jpg"MPhA members come from so many experiences within pharmacy that my view of how I can serve as a technician in this field continues to be expanded."

-Christine Cline-Dahlman, CPhT, The Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children

Rep._Read.JPG"As a legislator and pharmacist I have been a conduit between reality and the law, as it pertains to pharmacy. And in my 20+ years with MPhA, the association has allowed me to meet pharmacists from all fields and has been a good sounding board for me as a pharmacist legislator."

-Rep. John Read, RPh., Fred's Pharmacy, Gautier, MS

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"Being a student member of MPhA has provided many opportunities for me to meet potential employers from various practice settings. These were valuable opportunities I would not have had otherwise."

-Josh Bell, UM PY4 student

DSCN1240.JPG“Zeal for our patients and profession patients starts with the Mississippi Pharmacists Association.  Under the new leadership, MPhA has become stronger and our presence has strengthened.”

-Brent Lindley, Clinical Pharmacy Manager of Wesley Medical Center, Hattiesburg

Kristi_Phelps.jpg"I love the fellowship I get with other pharmacists during MPhA's various seminars offered throughout the year. I also love to be involved with the MPhA's committees. It is a great way to see what your state association does for you and have your voice heard. I encourage everyone to consider being a part of one."

-Kristi Phelps, Fred's Pharmacy, Gautier

“I love MPhA for the networking opportunities with pharmacists and other healthcare providers.  MPhA keeps us informed and connected Rhonda_Dunaway.jpgwith other pharmacists as we wage war for our professional survival.  There are many opportunities for us to serve our profession by getting involved in MPhA.”

 -Rhonda Dunaway, Pharmacy Manager, Walgreens, D'Iberville, MS

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Welcome to MPhA     We are the Magnolia State’s professional pharmacy organization with over 1200 members statewide. MPhA offers pharmacists and technicians professional networking, legislative advocacy, continuing education programs, and member only partnerships and discounts. Our members take the leading role in lobbying for the profession of pharmacy in Jackson and Washington D.C. Read more

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Pharmacy Instructions for Tornado-Affected Areas

Following severe weather and tornadoes that hit Mississippi this past weekend, Gov. Phil Bryant has authorized a State of Emergency to provide resources to aid in recovery efforts. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has reported extensive damage caused by a tornado in Forrest County, in addition to other southern regions such as the cities of Hattiesburg and Petal.

Effective Jan. 21, 2017, and throughout the duration of a State of Emergency, the Mississippi Division of Medicaid’s (DOM) Office of Pharmacy has specific emergency billing directions for beneficiary claims, for those beneficiaries residing in affected areas: Forrest, Lamar, Perry, Marion and Jones counties.

Fee-for-service Medicaid beneficiaries
During an officially declared State of Emergency, pharmacists must enter a value of ‘13-Payor Recognized Emergency’ in NCPDP Field ‘420-DK’ when it is necessary to override the following service limit edits:

-2 Brand/5 Prescription Limit

-Early Refill

Please note, when a State of Emergency is declared, the fields noted above will be opened for the specified time period.

Pharmacy providers are advised to use professional judgment in emergency situations. DOM may conduct audits after such events to ensure appropriate care was taken in dispensing medications for affected beneficiaries.

Providers and beneficiaries who are not residing and/or receiving care in an evacuation area, must have documentation on file to justify rationale for early/excess prescription fills. Medicaid funds may be recouped if supporting documentation is not found.

Coordinated care beneficiaries (MississippiCAN)
Beneficiaries enrolled in our coordinated care program, MississippiCAN, should contact their coordinated care organization for assistance.

-Magnolia Health: Call the Envolve Help Desk for overrides of service limits toll-free at 800-460-8988

-UnitedHealthcare Community Plan: Call the OptumRx’s Help Desk for overrides of service limits toll-free at 877-305-8952


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