CMS approved State Plan Amendment (SPA) 20-0013 Vaccines on December 23, 2020, effective September 1, 2020. SPA 20-0013 was submitted to allow the Division of Medicaid to:
- Change the reimbursement methodology of vaccine administration by a licensed pharmacist, employed by a Mississippi Medicaid pharmacy provider, working within the scope of their pharmacy license to a fee calculated at 100% of the Medicare rate.
- Allows for the coverage of all vaccines recommended by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the pharmacy venue for beneficiaries ages 10 and above.
- Requires pharmacy providers to be enrolled as a Vaccine for Children (VFC) provider to receive an administration fee for beneficiaries ages 10 and above.
For more information read the approved SPA pages.