Iowa Department of Human Services

Pharmacy Cost of Dispensing Survey

The 85th Iowa General Assembly enacted during the 2013 Iowa Legislative session the requirement that the Department of Human Services base the pharmacy dispensing fee on the cost of dispensing survey performed by the department.  Pursuant to this legislation, pharmacies that participate in the Medical Assistance program are required to complete the cost of dispensing survey every two years, beginning in fiscal year 2014-2015. (2013 Iowa Acts, Senate File 446, section 29).  Any dispensing fee expenses required to be submitted under this legislation that specifically identifies a pharmacy or provider’s individual cost will remain confidential.

For questions with regards to the cost of dispensing survey, please contact Myers and Stauffer at (800) 374-6858, or disp_survey@mslc.com.

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Cost of Dispensing Survey Materials Adobe PDF Version
2016 Cost of Dispensing Survey Form Checkmark  
Survey of the Average Cost of Dispensing a Medicaid Prescription in the State of Iowa - June 2016 Checkmark  
Survey of the Average Cost of Dispensing a Medicaid Prescription in the State of Iowa - June 2014 Checkmark  
Cost of Dispensing Informational Letters
IME Informational Letter No. 1614 Checkmark  
IME Informational Letter No. 1783-MC-FFS Checkmark