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2021 Legislative Recap: Status of PBM Reform Law and Other Pharmacy Legislation

Legislators were ready to get to work during the 112th General Assembly. After a year of having to put most legislative priorities on hold, Senators and Representatives were eager to … read more

You Did It! Tennessee’s PBM Reform Bill Passed!

The first annual session of the 112th General Assembly ended late Wednesday night, marking important wins for the Tennessee pharmacy community. Most notable was the passage of SB 1617 / … read more

Pause Administration of Janssen/Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Effective Immediately

Pause Administration of Janssen/Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Effective Immediately  CDC and FDA released the following joint statement this morning. Please scroll down for state-specific instructions from the Tennessee Department of … read more

NEW Information: TennCare COVID-19 Vaccine Administration and Reimbursement

TennCare has released a new provider notice regarding COVID-19 vaccine pharmacy claims. This notice contains two important updates. One includes the addition of Johnson & Johnson vaccines and the single … read more

Open-Forum Webinars: PBMs and Public Chapter 569

Since the successful passage of Public Chapter 569 and its effective date of July 1, 2021, TPA has heard from many pharmacists and pharmacy technicians about the implementation process, especially regarding … read more

TennCare Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Administration and Reimbursement

A new TennCare notice provides details about the COVID-19 vaccines that are now eligible for pharmacy administration reimbursement. The cost for the vaccine itself will be covered by the federal government via … read more

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

HHS PREP ACT Declarations and COVID-19 Flexibilities

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Preparing for Tennessee’s Pharmacy-Based COVID-19 Vaccine Response

Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA) has partnered with the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) to serve as the pharmacy profession’s point of contact for information related to the state’s pharmacy-based COVID-19 … 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