APhA Lauds Recommendations to Let Pharmacist Get Paid Directly

December 6, 2018

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has praised recommendations in a new report that would allow pharmacists to be paid directly for services. The report, authored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Department of the Treasury, and Department of Labor, is called “Reforming America’s Healthcare System Through Choice and Competition.”

The report calls for states to change their scope-of-practice statutes, which would allow pharmacists and other healthcare providers to practice at the top of their license. It also encourages state and federal legislation to allow non-physician providers to be paid directly for their services.

“For years, APhA has fought for the recognition of pharmacists as providers of quality patient care and the need to cover their services. We’re grateful our role in health care is being recognized as a part of the solution to help Americans lead healthier lives. Something our patients already know,” said APhA CEO Thomas E. Menighan, BSPharm, MBA, ScD (Hon), FAPhA.

Read the APhA news release.