ASHP Applauds Reintroduction of Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act

ASHP Applauds Reintroduction of Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act


ASHP applauds Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) for the reintroduction of the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (S. 109 and H.R. 592). H.R. 592 was reintroduced on Friday, January 20, with Reps. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), Tom Reed (R-N.Y.), and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) as original co-sponsors. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Robert Casey (D-Pa.) joined Grassley as original co-sponsors of S. 109 when the bill was reintroduced on Friday, January 13. The legislation will amend the Social Security Act to recognize pharmacists as providers under Medicare Part B, a change that will help address gaps in our nation’s healthcare system by increasing access to pharmacists’ services for patients who live in medically underserved communities.

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