Pharmacy Closes Over Lower Medicaid Reimbursements

A South Texas pharmacy featured in a Texas Tribune article on independent pharmacists struggling to adapt to lower Medicaid reimbursement rates will shut its doors on Friday.

John P. Calvillo, president of the Rio Grande Valley Independent Pharmacy Association, announced Monday he would close Med-Aid Pharmacy in Mission, which he has owned and operated for seven years, as a result of the lower reimbursement rates produced by the state’s expansion of Medicaid managed care.

“Our business was growing at a steady rate and our services were expanding daily,” he said in an email. He added that the hit to ...

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