Industry advocacy groups like the NCPA® aren’t shy about saying it: providing vaccinations should be a core competency of any community pharmacy.
On Friday, October 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a partnership with two chain pharmacies to deliver COVID-19 vaccine options to LTC facilities.
With the recent HHS ruling allowing state-licensed pharmacists to administer a COVID-19 vaccine (when available), the federal government set expectations: pharmacies will be part of the pandemic’s immunization solution.
Community pharmacists’ hard work to provide more accessible healthcare is increasingly being recognized by payers. This can provide new revenue to offset decreased prescription reimbursements. But what do pharmacists need to know to start taking advantage of medical billing?
You’ve probably noticed headlines in states like Ohio, Tennessee, and Washington: pharmacists can bill as medical providers. But how do you move from news headline to daily workflow?
Is it strep or the flu? When they’re sick, your patients want the answer as soon as they can get it, and the shortage of primary care physicians makes you a logical, trusted, and easy alternative.
As a saying goes, “A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.” Could you be avoiding fruitful collaboration with physicians because you’re just – umm – uncomfortable about how to start?
Community pharmacists are providing more clinical services and getting paid for them, finding new ways to grow their business.