On January 4, 2019, Governor John Kasich signed SB 265, which formally recognizes pharmacists as providers in Ohio. The legislation, sponsored by State Senator Matt Dolan, changed key provider definitions and insurance laws to catch up to the growing role of the pharmacist. SB 265 will help remove barriers that have prevented health plans, hospitals and healthcare teams from integrating and utilizing the expertise of the pharmacist.
- Provider Status Implementation Update February 2020
Hello fellow pharmacists. I want to take this opportunity to update you on what is happening with pharmacist provider status in Ohio. For a quick recap, SB 265 was signed into law in January 2019, updating all Ohio Revised Code to include pharmacists as a provider any place that health care provider is listed. Having this change in the law is the first step; the next step is to actually get payors to recognize pharmacists as providers within their networks to reimburse for clinical services.
- Ohio Pharmacy Services Survey
OPA is gathering information to build a snapshot of services pharmacists provide across the state. Relevant information may be shared to health plans or state officials as OPA discusses provider status implementation. Start engaging with provider status by participating in the Ohio Pharmacy Services Survey.
- OPA Provider Status Background Information
OPA has created this presentation to help assist you with community outreach or education of pharmacists on provider status. The presentation is here to help you present on background information regarding provider status.