Given push towards value-based care practices across the country, many states are beginning to expand their pharmacy scope of practice laws. Generally speaking, the spread of value-based practice has meant enhanced practice boundaries for the pharmacist. The shift in pharmacy practice from dispensing already provider-prescribed medication to providing patient-centered care is still in its infancy. Many states allow pharmacists to collaborate with physicians by engaging in drug therapy management. Some states even give pharmacists the discretion to assess and screen patients for specific conditions and then to prescribe medication accordingly.

This paper discusses the importance of a pharmacist in value-based care. Advis experts provide some examples of different state approaches to a pharmacist’s scope of practice.

It is important to stay up to date and monitor the laws governing your state, as these may be subject to change at any time. If you want to learn more about your state’s scope of practice or value-based care initiatives, contact Advis today at (708) 478-7030 to connect with a consultant and discuss your goals.

Published: April 24, 2023