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Bill Targets Pharmacist Services for Medicare Patients in Underserved Areas

May 17, 2023: The bill would authorize Medicare Part D reimbursements to pharmacists for disease prevention and management services that have shown to be cost-effective in the long run by reducing ER visits and hospital stays. Under the bill, a pharmacist would be reimbursed at a rate equal to what Medicare would have paid if the services had been provided by a physician.

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“Patients living in medically underserved communities often struggle to access the care they need, and pharmacists have proven to be an essential source of care for these patients”