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Pharmacy isn’t idle as it works for provider status

Pharmacy isn’t idle as it works for provider status

For many pharmacists, provider status is the Holy Grail — seemingly in range yet still agonizingly beyond their grasp. While some pharmacists already provide clinical services to patients — from immunizations to medication therapy and chronic disease management to health coaching and point-of-care testing — a reliable, third-party compensation model for those services has yet

APhA says Tom Price grasps pharmacists’ role

APhA says Tom Price grasps pharmacists’ role

Rep. Tom Price (R., Ga.) had a tense confirmation hearing in the Senate last week for his nomination by President Donald Trump as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). But he got a thumbs-up from the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) on at least one count: pharmacists’ place in the U.S. health

NACDS maintains focus on provider status

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has backed legislation that would increase Medicare beneficiaries’ access to pharmacist-provided services. NACDS issued a statement urging members of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health to support H.R. 592/S. 314, the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act. The bipartisan legislation has been

Ads highlight pharmacists as health providers

Ads highlight pharmacists as health providers

WASHINGTON — This month, the Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition (PAPCC) released newspaper ads and radio spots urging Congress to pass the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (S. 314/H.R. 592). The legislation, before both the House and the Senate, would provide Medicare beneficiaries access to pharmacist-provided patient care services as authorized by

Pharmacist provider status bills introduced

WASHINGTON — The effort to formally designate pharmacists as health care providers in certain instances received a major push at the end of January when federal legislation addressing this issue was introduced in both the House and Senate with bipartisan support. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores called the bills “commonsense legislation” and immediately

APhA website supports provider status push

It might behoove pharmacy industry stakeholders to take a look at the American Pharmacists Association’s “new and improved” PharmacistsProvideCare.com website. Developed for APhA’s “Pharmacists Provide Care” campaign, the relaunched site supports the pharmacy industry’s efforts to attain health provider status for pharmacists under federal law and to promote patient access to and coverage of pharmacist-provided patient care services. PharmacistsProvideCare.com serves