Trump Administration: Ease Scope of Practice Laws

A new report out this week suggests that easing scope of practice laws would make U.S. healthcare more competitive and efficient.  The report, “Reforming America’s Healthcare System Through Choice and Competition,” was called for by President Trump and jointly issued by the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury. “[A]dvanced practice registered nurses […]

State Provider Status Bill Count Nears 100

State pharmacy associations across the U.S. continue to advocate for pharmacist state-level provider status bills relating to scope of practice, payment for services, and pharmacists’ designation as providers. The bill count has now reached 98 with activity in almost half of the states (24 states plus the District of Columbia). Already, one bill in Pennsylvania, […]

State Provider Status Legislative Update

State legislative sessions are in full swing across the U.S. and a myriad of legislation pertaining to patient access to pharmacists services is in the works. There are now 95 active bills that fall in one of three areas of activity: scope of practice (medication/immunization administration, collaborative practice agreements, prescriptive authority, etc); payment for services; and […]