CMCS encourages expanded scope of practice for pharmacists

Terri d’arrigo | February 7, 2017

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CMS’s Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) issued an Informational Bulletin encouraging states to expand the scope of pharmacy practice as a way of fostering immediate access to certain drugs. CMCS noted that states can expand the scope of pharmacy practice by specifying pharmacists may dispense medications: After independently prescribing them After entering into collaborative practice agreements that enable the pharmacist to operate under authority delegated by another licensed practitioner who has prescribing privileges.

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