Tennessee Pharmacists Association

Immunizations Resource

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First Steps to Developing an Immunization Practice

Contracting with Medicare

Pharmacists wishing to bill Medicare Part B for administration of immunizations will need to complete the application process to enroll as a Medicare provider:

  • The application process is done via the online PECOS system.
  • Fill out the CMS 855B (group or pharmacy practice) or CMS 855I (individual practitioner) in order to roster bill Medicare for vaccines.
Contracting as a BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST) Immunizing Pharmacist Provider
Regulatory and Practice Compliance

Collect, maintain, and routinely update the following information at your pharmacy practice site, including but not limited to:

  • Copies of certificates of completion for the Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program for all immunizing pharmacists (training is available through TPA or the American Pharmacists Association)
  • Proof of completion of current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals CPR training for all immunizing pharmacists
  • Evidence of completion of annual OSHA bloodborne pathogen training for all pharmacy staff involved in immunizations
  • Policies and procedures for immunization program
  • Exposure control plan
  • Signed standing orders
  • Hepatitis B documentation or declination
  • Evidence of current professional liability insurance coverage
Standing Orders for Pharmacist-Administered Immunizations
Additional Immunization Practice Resources