Wellness bill introduced in House

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

WASHINGTON – A companion bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives that seeks Medicare payment for services such as wellness screenings, immunizations and diabetes management. H.R. 592, the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act, was introduced by Reps. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., Tom Reed, R-N.Y., Ron Kind, D-Wis., and 104 co-sponsors. A Senate version of the bill was introduced Jan. 12 with 27 co-sponsors. Both bills have been endorsed by the pharmacy community, including the National Community Pharmacists Association.