It just came to our attention that pharmacies around Missouri have started notifying practices that since PAs are currently not enrolled as Missouri Medicaid providers they will no longer accept prescriptions that are written for Missouri Medicaid patients written by PAs. We were not notified in advance about this situation and therefore, we found out about this just yesterday. I do not have very much information about the origin of this or why this is happening right now especially with the recent legislation we just passed that would recognize PAs as Missouri Medicaid providers. However, since discovering this yesterday I have already been working with Jorgen Schlemeier in Jefferson City as well as multiple people at AAPA and they are working on this situation as well. As soon as I obtain more information about the "whys" and the now "whats," I will pass that along. I find this recent development extremely frustrating but my frustration won't get it resolved but just know that we are working on the problem currently. If anyone receives any written notification from pharmacies about this, please email it to me as the people at AAPA are requesting any written notifications.
Thank you for reading this and more information to come.