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Join a KPhA Committee Today

KPhA committees have long been a vital component of our Association, but their success depends on dedicated members like yourself to thrive. Committee involvement provides you with an active way to be part of the Association and has a say in the direction we move. The more dynamic our committees are, the more we can accomplish as a profession. Serving as a committee member is a great way to get involved, serve the profession, and network with colleagues. Plus, it's a whole lot of fun!

 

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2023-2024 Executive Fellow Taylor Williams Off to a GREAT START

In February, we were delighted to announce Taylor Williams as KPhA's 2023-2024 Executive Fellow, and as of last week, she is officially in her new role at the Association. Funded by the Kentucky Pharmacy Education and Research Foundation (KPERF), the Fellowship Program was created to facilitate the growth and advancement of the profession of pharmacy in Kentucky. Designed to develop leaders who are prepared to assume high-level leadership roles in pharmacy practice or professional associations, the fellowship cultivates the next generation of leadership--essential to the profession's livelihood.

 

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KY Medicaid Announces Increase to Immunization Administration Fee

Hi Colleague,

I met with Dr. Fatima Ali and others from the Kentucky Department of Medicaid Services yesterday as part of our ongoing efforts to both represent the profession and assist the Department in serving Kentucky Medicaid members throughout the state. Dr. Ali provided an update on an issue that KPhA has been working on for some time: Inadequate vaccine administration reimbursement.

Currently, pharmacies receive a $3.30 incentive fee to provide immunization to Medicaid members. KPhA has advocated that this amount is insufficient considering the cost to provide these services and that the current reimbursement structure could lead to decreased immunization rates as it is simply not sustainable long-term.

 

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