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The ‘Provider Status’ Impact – Cardinal Health RBC 2017

Brad Tice, PharmD, MBA, FAPhA, Director, Product Strategy & Commercialization at Cardinal Health — joins Erin L. Albert, MBA, PharmD, JD, PAHM […]

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September 05, 2017 Community Pharmacy, Politics & Industry Trends

Brad Tice, PharmD, MBA, FAPhA, Director, Product Strategy & Commercialization at Cardinal Health — joins Erin L. Albert, MBA, PharmD, JD, PAHM and Todd S. Eury – on the Pharmacy Podcast Network at the Cardinal Health annual conference dedicated to independent pharmacies throughout the country – the RBC 2017.

Pharmacists in Washington State got SB 5557 passed in early 2015—a bill requiring commercial or private health care plans regulated by Washington State to enroll pharmacists into their provider networks, and it mandates that these plans pay pharmacists for services provided if they are within a pharmacist’s scope of practice.

With more than 10,000 active collaborative practice agreements in existence for pharmacists in Washington State, Rochon said they wanted to “push the bar” even further and make sure pharmacists were compensated for their services. The process was long and involved and passage of the bill was achieved largely through several partnerships with stakeholders ranging from legislators to patient advocacy groups. Part of the process also involved legal maneuvering with an existing Washington State law having to do with providers and health care plans.

Please see — PharmacistsProvideCare.com and encouraged pharmacists to  share their patient care stories with policy makers.

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