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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Practice-Based Resource Page

COVID-19 Resources for Pharmacists and Other Health Care Professionals COVID-19 Resources for Patients EXECUTIVE ORDERS Since March 12, 2020, Governor Bill Lee has issued a number of Executive Orders in … read more

Big News! HHS Authorizes Pharmacists to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine

In the latest move to expand patient access to pharmacist-provided vaccines, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today that it has authorized state-licensed pharmacists to order and administer, … read more

Pharmacist Medical Provider Credentialing and Contracting 101

In 2017, Tennessee enacted Public Chapter 82, paving the way for pharmacists to be credentialed and reimbursed as medical providers in commercial health plan medical provider networks. Following on the … read more

Governor Lee Extends Executive Order Provisions to Combat COVID-19

Governor Bill Lee Issues Executive Order #50 to Extend Provisions in Previous Executive Orders in Response to COVID-19 Today, Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order #50, extending several important provisions of Executive Order … read more

COVID-19: Remdesivir Distribution Process, Executive Order Extension, and Pharmacy Guidance

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Governor Lee Issues *NEW* Executive Order To Combat COVID-19

Governor Bill Lee Issues Executive Order #15 in Response to COVID-19 and Repeals Executive Order #14 On March 19, 2020, Governor Bill Lee has issued Executive Order #15. Specific to … read more

Governor Lee Issues Executive Order to Combat COVID-19

On March 12, 2020, Governor Bill Lee declared a state of emergency to facilitate the response to COVID-19 and has issued Executive Order #14. Specific to pharmacy practice, the following … read more

TPA’s 2020 Pharmacy Legislative Priorities

2020 Pharmacy Legislative Priorities Legislation Supported by TPA The bills below are scheduled to be heard as soon as Monday, March 9. TPA urges members to reach out to your legislators and … read more

Finding Hope and Heroes in Tragedy

Fred Rogers (known as “Mr. Rogers” to many of us) is credited with the following quote in response to tragedy: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things … read more

TennCare Pharmacy Services Will Transition to OptumRx on January 1, 2020

On January 1, 2020, at 12:00 AM Eastern, the Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM) for the TennCare Pharmacy Program and the CoverRx Program is changing from Magellan to OptumRx. OptumRx has … read more