The chief executive officer of USP, Ronald T. Piervincenzi, Ph.D., just posted the three reasons why USP is supporting pharmacist healthcare provider status legislation.
The Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act, which was recently reintroduced in both houses of Congress (H.R. 592, S. 109), would include pharmacists on the list of recognized healthcare providers that can be reimbursed. USP supports this legislation and gives three reasons why:
- Pharmacists are highly trained healthcare professionals
- Pharmacists are easily accessible to patients
- Pharmacists improve healthcare