A State Example of the Journey to Pay Pharmacists for Their Patient Care Services

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As more states pass legislation recognizing pharmacists as providers, it is important to understand the journey that must be taken for pharmacists to successfully bill for their patient care services (e.g., acute and chronic diseases state management, medication management, transitions of care, preventative care, etc.). In this webinar, the speaker will share lessons learned and successes from a state example so pharmacists and students will understand how to leverage their voice to advocate for this advancement to the healthcare system.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of pharmacists receiving reimbursement for their patient care services.
  • Identify the steps a state can take to pay for pharmacist services.
  • Explain the value of organizational partnerships in passing and implementing policy.
  • Discuss the therapeutic and economic value of pharmacist patient care services with external stakeholders.

Activity type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists 
Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information


The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following education course is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.1 CEU). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-21-367-H04-P. 

To obtain credit for completing A State Example of the Journey to Pay Pharmacists for Their Patient Care Services, participants will need to watch the archived webinar, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

Initial release date: October 20, 2021
Expiration date: October 20, 2024 - No credit can be earned after this date


A State Example of the Journey to Pay Pharmacists for Their Patient Care Services is an activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2021 American Pharmacists Association


E. Michael Murphy, PharmD, and APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, visit the APhA website at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures

Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Kieu Nguyen, PharmD, Director of Content Development at the American Pharmacists Association. 


There is no fee associated with this activity for current APhA members. In 30 days after initial release, nonmembers may purchase this e-learning activity at a cost of $129.*

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements in order to have a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-21-367-H04-P 0.1 CEUs October 20, 2021 - October 20, 2024