The Reasons Behind Bipartisan Support for Granting Pharmacists Provider Status for Medicare Part B

Ken Perez, MBA, vice president of healthcare policy and government affairs at Omnicell, outlined what has led to legislation granting pharmacists provider status gaining bipartisan support.

Pharmacy Times interviewed Ken Perez, MBA, vice president of healthcare policy and government affairs at Omnicell, on the House and Senate bills, HR2759 and S1362 respectively, intended to grant pharmacists provider status for Medicare Part B.

In this discussion, Perez breaks down the potential causes for these bills receiving support from both parties in the House of Representatives and the Senate. He highlighted how the pandemic revealed systemic coverage gaps and how pharmacists have played a key role in filling those gaps.