While opportunities for pharmacists to provide direct patient care services emerge, options for obtaining reimbursement for these services continue to be limited.
The Story: On October 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final version of the Physician Fee Schedule rule, the first since Congress replaced the Sustainable Growth Rate formula.
...many medicines used to treat cold and flu symptoms can contain common drug ingredients such as acetaminophen.
The Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition (PAPCC) announced, at the close of a successful American Pharmacists Month, growing support for the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (S. 314/H.R. 592).
Engagement by pharmacy advocates breathes life into the policymaking process.
To bolster efforts promoting provider status legislation by the Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition group this week, NACDS RxIMPACT issued an action alert urging advocates to keep momentum building on the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act, which will advance the issue.
With the current and increasing focus on Presidential politics, I recalled a tactic that NACDS executed two Presidential elections ago, and that was timed to coincide with the Presidential debates of 2007.