The Pharmacy Profession Needs Political Leverage Now More Than Ever!
Along with lobbying and grassroots involvement, CPh-PAC is a pillar of CPhA’s advocacy efforts and has enabled CPhA to become one of the most respected and recognized associations in the Capital. CPh-PAC supports candidates and legislators who understand our mission of promoting health of the public through the practice of pharmacy.
Due to the fast-changing healthcare policy landscape, the threats and opportunities to the pharmacy profession are greater now than ever before.
As you know, we had a very successful year in 2013 in which we finally achieved provider status for California pharmacists with expanded scope of practice. However, we can’t lose momentum on achieving our goals in the Capital in 2014 and beyond.
Our top priorities include:
- Preserve the patient-pharmacist relationship by ensuring patients can opt-out of mail order if they want to see a pharmacist they know and trust.
- Streamline the refill synchronization process to improve convenience for patients with multiple chronic prescriptions and promote MTM services.
- Authorize pharmacists to furnish naloxone (Narcan) to patients and others in a position to help in order to help reduce opioid overdose deaths.
- Repeal the Medi-Cal cuts to prevent pharmacies from having to turn patients away or lay off pharmacy staff.
- Advocate for fair reimbursement for clinical services so that pharmacists can provide the services that provider status enabled.
- Expand the types of lab tests that can be done in pharmacies.
- Fight for adequate reimbursement and prevent unconscionable contracts that require pharmacies to get paid at less than cost for services.
These changes are possible, but only with your help.
Defend Your Profession and Donate to PAC Today!
Help us achieve our goal of $200,000 for 2014. If every CPhA member can make a contribution of at least $50 we will make significant progress towards our fundraising goal!