Guidance on Pharmacy Accreditation Extension

This article is based on Change Request (CR) 7021, which revises the Medicare Program Integrity Manual (Chapter 15 (Medicare Provider/Supplier Enrollment)) to include Section 38.6.1 (Compliance Standards for Pharmacy Accreditation). This article explains the revised requirements for pharmacies as a result of Section 3109 (a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). That section states that certain pharmacies are not required to have submitted evidence of accreditation to the Secretary of Health and Human services prior to January 1, 2011. View the MLN Matters article (PDF, 75 KB) in its entirety.

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