H.R.616 - To amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an exemption of pharmacies and pharmacists from certain Medicare accreditation requirements in the same manner as such exemption applies to certain professionals.

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  • Official: To amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an exemption of pharmacies and pharmacists from certain Medicare accreditation requirements in the same manner as such exemption applies to certain professionals. as introduced.

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  • Anonymous 01/26/2009 10:17am

    HR 616 will allow pharmacies to continue to provide services to their patients. Pharmacists and pharmacies are already licensed and regulated in all 50 states which makes the accreditation requirements redundant.

    Accreditation is costly to pharmacies and has resulted in pharmacies choosing not to complete the requirement. This choice will limit patient access to DMEPOS items and have an adverse affect on Medicare Patients.

  • Anonymous 01/28/2009 9:57am

    The costly and duplicative requirements imposed by CMS will only hurt patient access to important medical supplies including diabetic supplies.

    H.R.616 will allow Pharmacies and Phamacists to continue to be on the front line in patient care.

  • USA92 01/30/2010 4:59pm

    Certain accreditation requirements, including those in Medicare, that are unfunded need to be repealed by this amendment to the part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act. If this don’t become law, more patients will suffer from unnecessary requirements from the CMS.


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