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Legislative Update 1.25.21
House Bill 48, sponsored by Rep. Danny Bentley (R-Russell), has gained support as 41 co-sponsors have signed onto the legislation. The bill as introduced would reimburse pharmacists for the medical services currently within their scope of practice in commercial health insurance plans and workers compensation. It would require these health insurers to set up a clean claims process for pharmacists to be credentialed to bill health insurers. The reimbursements could be no less than the non-physician reimbursement rates. Pharmacists are being asked to provide more patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic, without being reimbursed for services. As Kentuckians need more access to services during the pandemic, now is the time to reimburse pharmacists for these medical services.
Read the Full Text of HB 48