NEW! Equitable Community Access to Pharmacist Services Act (ECAPS), H.R. 7213
This law recognizes the heroic efforts of pharmacists during the pandemic. It makes permanent certain pharmacists’ services for Medicare Part B beneficiaries and establishes reimbursement pathways. It also helps prepare for pharmacists’ services for future emergencies and public health needs and addresses gaps in health equity. It was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 24, 2022.
Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act, H.R. 2759/S. 1362
This law adds pharmacists as eligible providers of pharmacists’ services for Medicare Part B beneficiaries, specifically in medically underserved areas and those with health professional shortages. It was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on April 22, 2021 and the U.S. Senate on April 26, 2021.