016.29.22 Ark. Code R. § 002 - Phrmacy Manual Update 3-21 and SPA 2022-0001

Section II

Pharmacy

201.100 Arkansas Medicaid Participation Requirements for Prescribing Pharmacists and for Pharmacies Administering Vaccines

The Arkansas Medicaid Program will allow pharmacists to enroll individually as atypical providers to prescribe and administer specified drugs and test and screen for certain health conditions, per current allowable protocols. Pharmacists are not billing providers, but they may be rendering providers on medical claims. Pharmacists will be allowed as prescribing providers on pharmacy claims for drugs identified in current protocol.

The Arkansas Medicaid Program will reimburse pharmacies the cost and administration fee for selected vaccines and immunizations for Medicaid clients three (3) years of age and older under current protocol and written consent of the parent or legal guardian of the minor. Consent must be obtained before the administration of the vaccine or immunization. Written protocol and consent must be retained and is subject to reporting requirements. For a complete list of covered vaccines and CMS-1500 billing instructions, please refer to the CMS-1500 Claim Form Billing Instructions.

The Arkansas Medicaid Program will reimburse pharmacies the administration fee for selected vaccines that are obtained through the Vaccine for Children Program (VFC) or ARKids-B SCHIP Vaccine Program. Please refer to section 292.950 of the Physician manual for VFC vaccines billing procedures and section 262.430 for AR Kids-B SCHIP vaccine. All Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy laws and regulations will apply.

To be eligible for participation, the pharmacy must meet the following criteria, in addition to those specified in Section 201.000:

A. Complete Section III, I tem 22, of the enrollment application (view or print Provider Enrollment application material) if the pharmacist is certified to administer the influenza virus and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines; and
B. Pharmacies must be enrolled in the Title XVIII (Medicare) Program to administer the vaccines.

Refer to Section 210.100 for scope of coverage; Section 213.000 for benefit limits.

STATE PLAN UNDER TITLE XIX OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

STATE ARKANSAS

ATTACHMENT 3.1-A

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AMOUNT, DURATION AND SCOPE OF SERVICES PROVIDED

Revised: June 1, 2022

CATEGORICALLY NEEDY

6. Medical Care and any other type of remedial care recognized under State law, furnished by licensed practitioners within the scope of their practice as defined by State law. (Continued)
6.d. Other Practitioners' Services (Continued)
(5) Psychologists

Refer to Attachment 3.1-A, Item 4.b. (13).

(6) Obstetric - Gynecologic and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

Refer to Attachment 3.1-A, Item 24 for coverage limitations.

(7) Pharmacists
ATTACHMENT 3.1-B

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MEDICALLY NEEDY

6. Medical care and any other type of remedial care recognized under State law, furnished by licensed practitioners within the scope of their practice as defined by State law.
6.d. Other Practitioners' Services
(5) Psychologists

Refer to Attachment 3.1-A, Item 4.b.(13).

(6) Obstetric - Gynecologic and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

Refer to Attachment 3.1-B, Item 21 for coverage limitations.

(7) Pharmacists

Notes

016.29.22 Ark. Code R. § 002
Adopted by Arkansas Register Volume 47 Number 06, Effective 5/30/2022

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