How to use the coding to support billing for pharmacists’services

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Welcome to the Pharmacist Services Technical Advisory Coalition

PSTAC was founded in 2002 to improve the coding infrastructure necessary to support billing for pharmacists’ professional services. The Coalition works to provide the national leadership necessary to position and secure pharmacy’s place in the electronic data interchange (EDI) health encounter/claims processing and payment environment concerning all health care providers’ professional services.

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In the News / Press Releases
PSTAC Gains Important Updates To Health Care Provider Taxonomy Codes – Changes Will Aid Pharmacy Professional Services Health Care Claims continue

Download the Provider and Payer Surveys of Medication Therapy Management Services Report of the Pharmacist Services Technical Advisory Coalition [PDF file] continue

New Place of Service Code added
for “Pharmacy”

National Provider Identification (NPI) Applications now being accepted

Health care providers that are considered “covered health care providers” under HIPAA are required to obtain a NPI number. A covered health care provider is a health care provider who transmits any health information in electronic form between two parties to carry out financial or administrative activities related to health care. Covered health care providers must obtain an NPI number by May 23, 2007.

Pharmacists and pharmacies are included as health care providers and are eligible to apply for an NPI number. Pharmacies and pharmacists who transmit health information in an electronic format must obtain an NPI number.

For more information or to apply for your NPI, please visit the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES)

X12 Pharmacy Companion Guide Available for Purchase
The X12N 837 Companion Guide for Pharmacy Professional Claims is now available for purchase through Washington Publishing Company.