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ACCP Medicare Coverage Initiative

ACCP Medicare Coverage Initiative - Direct Patient Care Services of Qualified Clinical Pharmacists as a Covered Medicare Benefit

ACCP has established a comprehensive initiative that will pursue legislative and regulatory changes to the Medicare program and relevant sections of the Social Security Act (42 USC and relevant sections, primarily Section 1861) to recognize the direct patient care services of qualified clinical pharmacists as a covered benefit under the Medicare program.

Frequently Asked Questions about ACCP’s Medicare Initiative

Medicare Initiative Advocacy Packet

Medicare Initiative One Page Summary – A concise summary of the Medicare Initiative providing talking points on why “getting the medications right” is an essential objective for a modernized, cost-effective and quality focused Medicare program.

Medicare Initiative Congressional Issue Brief - A two page overview of the Medicare Initiative outlining the need for a comprehensive medication management benefit under Medicare Part B and providing details of our legislative proposal.

Medicare Initiative Data Document – Aggregated data from 19 distinct medication management service practices that demonstrates the value of comprehensive medication management services and provides evidence to show that including these services under Part B would improve outcomes and lower costs.

To learn more about this important initiative, please review the resources below:

Advancing Our Medicare Initiative through Grassroots Action

Without the active participation of ACCP members in the advocacy process, our Medicare initiative cannot succeed. With more than 13,000 members, ACCP has the potential to exert considerable influence on Capitol Hill. But to realize this potential we need the active participation of all our members as grassroots advocates.

ACCP’s Step-By-Step Guide to Hosting a Visit of Elected Officials to Your Practice Setting

Hosting a visit of your elected officials to your practice is perhaps the single most important thing you can do to help lawmakers understand what team-based, patient centered clinical practice is all about – and to generate their support for recognition and payment for clinical pharmacists’ services.

A comprehensive guide to inviting a member of Congress to tour your practice site is available on our Legislative Action Center. If you would like to discuss the process of hosting a lawmaker at your practice site, please contact John McGlew at (202) 621-1820 or

Support Your Profession, Support Your PAC


A well-funded Political Action Committee (PAC) will demonstrate the support within the profession for our legislative initiative and the importance ACCP members attach to moving it forward in Congress.

There are numerous PACs representing various segments of the pharmacy profession, but only ACCP-PAC is dedicated to advancing the practice of clinical pharmacy.

If each ACCP member contributes just $25, ACCP-PAC would raise $300,000. All ACCP members should consider making a donation of at least $25 to ACCP-PAC.

CLICK HERE to support your PAC today!

Contact ACCP’s Washington, DC Office

ACCP Washington, DC Office

1455 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004-1017
202.621.1819 [fax]

C. Edwin Webb, Pharm.D., M.P.H.
Associate Executive Director

John K. McGlew
Director, Government Affairs