Board certification recognizes that a pharmacist has achieved a level of knowledge and expertise in a certain field that is above and beyond that of the basic licensed pharmacist. Insurance companies, pharmacy benefit management companies, Medicaid programs, and other payers pay pharmacists for clinical services, such as Medication Therapy Management. When the patient requires advanced clinical expertise, board certification is a way for the payer to help ensure that the pharmacist has obtained the level of advanced expertise that may be needed.
The Certified Geriatric Pharmacist credential is a way for a pharmacist to demonstrate expertise in the care of the older adult patient. When a payer needs a pharmacist with this level of expertise (such as Medicare Part D), recognition of pharmacists with the CGP credential is a way to identify qualified pharmacists for this purpose.
Promoting Excellence in Geriatric Health Care through Education and Certification