Achieving provider status is about giving patients access to the valuable care that you provide. Becoming a “provider” in the Social Security Act means that patients can pharmacists can participate in Part B of the Medicare program and bill Medicare for services that are within their state scope of practice to perform.
The Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (H.R. 592 and S. 314) is bipartisan legislation that will amend section 1861 (s) (2) of the Social Security Act to include pharmacists on the list of recognized healthcare providers. Send an email to your members of Congress today to ask for support of this important legislation that will expand access to care for patients who need the critical services that you provide.