The 6CPA and Home Medicines Review Funding

The sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (6CPA) has been signed and is intended to take effect from 1 July 2015. A copy of the 6CPA has been made available on the Pharmacy Guild’s website.   As previously reported, professional services funding will … Read More

Professional Services Funding to Double in 6CPA

Reports today suggest that funding for professional services in the sixth community pharmacy agreement (6CPA) will increase to $1.26 billion over 5 years, double that of the 5CPA. It is unclear at this stage how much of this will be allocated … Read More

6CPA should be funded by MBS

In it’s latest Budget Submission, the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) has joined the PSA in calling for future funding for home medicines reviews (HMRs) to be paid out of the Medicare Benefits Schedule instead of the 6CPA. They have also … Read More

PSA President calls for removal of HMRs from 6CPA

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) President Grant Kardachi has recommended that pharmacist funding for the HMR and RMMR programs be removed from the 6CPA and instead included on the MBS schedule. The PSA believes a capped, five-year funding agreement is … Read More

PSA calls for increased HMR funding in 6CPA

In a recent submission paper entitled ‘Solutions for an effective 6th Community Pharmacy Agreement (6CPA)’, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has called for increased funding and better arrangements for HMRs and RMMRs. It argues that consumers are missing out on … Read More