OBJECTIVES: (1) Define "incident-to" rules for Medicare reimbursement; (2) Describe how pharmacists can meet incident-to rules; (3) Provide examples of models of practice in rural areas that could be useful for meeting incident-to rules; and (4) Develop a strategy for creating a pharmacy practice model that could meet Medicare reimbursement rules in rural areas. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: A survey of participants from the Pharmacy Rural Education, Practice and Policy Institute and the College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota. SETTING: Community, hospital, and clinic practice sites in rural Minnesota. RESULTS: Four distinct models of practice have evolved that meet the incident-to rules of Medicare for reimbursement. Travel, proximity to physicians, and employment are the major determinants of the models described. CONCLUSION: Pharmacists in rural areas have demonstrated the ability to satisfy the incident-to rules for Medicare reimbursement. Collaborative agreements with physicians must include specific employment, practice, and supervisory relationships in order to satisfy these rules.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington,D.C. : 1996)|
|State||Published - 2000|