Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act

On Tuesday, May 9th, 2023, federal provider status legislation, the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (S. 1491) was introduced in the U.S. Senate.

This bill will recognize pharmacists as health care providers for Medicare patients, granting pharmacists “provider status” and mandating pharmacists are fairly compensated for their valuable patient care services.

This is a big step forward in advancing pharmacy practice, but we need your help to keep the momentum going. Become an effective advocate for the pharmacy profession today and help APhA educate policymakers about the important patient care services you provide. As we know, it’s far more than dispensing pills.

Use our pre-written, editable advocacy alert to ask your U.S. Senators to co-sponsor the bill or thank them if they have already signed on to the legislation. The form will automatically populate with the correct “please support” or “thank you” text based on your address.

Many thanks for your engagement in our advocacy efforts. Your participation helps advance pharmacy for the betterment of the profession, your patients, and your communities.