Help Your Colleagues Speak Up for Provider Status
Send an Email to Your Members of Congress on Online Legislative Day
More than 100 ASHP members will visit Congressional offices on September 17 to build support for recognition of pharmacists as providers under Medicare and they need your help!
Make sure that Congress gets the message that pharmacists are healthcare providers by sending an email to your members of Congress describing the specific ways that you help patients receive care, improve outcomes, and reduce costs.
In the House of Representatives, H.R. 4190 has the bipartisan support of more than 100 cosponsors. In the Senate, Democratic and Republican senators are working on legislative language that would make pharmacists providers under Medicare.
It’s a critical time! Because it is late in the Congressional session and an election year, it is important that we lay the groundwork so that legislation will be quickly reintroduced in 2015.
Watch: Advocacy Opens Doors
Achieving Provider Status One Letter at a Time: Mollie Ashe Scott, Pharm.D., BCACP, CPP, embarked on a highly effective-letter writing campaign to support provider status. Learn More
Nicholas J. Gentile
Director, State Grassroots Advocacy and Political Action
ASHP Government Affairs Division