Verma Hints Pharmacists May Be Considered Providers Under Medicare EO

By Michelle M. Stein / October 30, 2019 at 12:44 PM
CMS Administrator Seema Verma indicated on Tuesday (Oct. 29) the agency may grant pharmacists provider status under Medicare, and she pointed to the president’s Medicare executive order that directed CMS to look into allowing clinicians to work to the top of their license. Pharmacists have long sought provider status under Medicare, and they have pushed both the agency and lawmakers for that recognition. When asked about whether CMS was considering such a change, Verma indicated that may be the case...

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