ASHP Delegates to Deliberate Technician Training, Pharmacist Compensation
- Technician Education as Preparation for Practice: To support the goal that technicians working in health systems have completed a uniform, standards-based program of training or have attained comparable skills through practice experience.
- Product Reimbursement and Pharmacist Compensation: To pursue, in collaboration with public and private payers, the development of improved methods of reimbursing pharmacies for the cost of drug products dispensed and associated overhead; further,
To pursue, with federal and state health-benefit programs and other third-party payers, the development of a standard mechanism for compensation of pharmacists for compounding/dispensing services and patient care services; further,
To pursue changes in federal, state, and third-party payment programs to (1) define pharmacists as providers of patient care and (2) issue provider numbers to pharmacists that allow them to bill for patient care services; further,
To assist pharmacists in their efforts to attain provider status and receive compensation for patient care services. (Note: This policy supersedes ASHP policy 0004.)