Why have community pharmacists been left out of MBS funding plan?

Pharmacy Guild is questioning why Medicare review's proposal is limited to certain pharmacies

Medicare should fund non-dispensing community pharmacists over practice pharmacists for medication management under GP-initiated team care arrangements, the Pharmacy Guild has told a Federal Government task force.

Guild questions why community pharmacists are left out of MBS funding plan

This follows a recommendation from the MBS Review Taskforce that a Medicare item be assigned to non-dispensing pharmacists working outside of the retail setting.

In its submission to the task force, the guild says the item should be available in every setting where pharmacists work, but also says “we