Archive for the 'MTM' Category

The Morning After

By Kurt A. Proctor, Ph.D., RPh, NCPA Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

After a great NCPA Annual Meeting in Austin, we weren’t done. On Wednesday, October 22nd we kept the momentum going with a day-long “Networking for High Performance Pharmacies” program for a standing room only crowd of 140 industry leaders. This provocative program afforded like-minded pharmacists not only the opportunity to get to know each other but to engage with public and private payers to hear about their plans for pay-for-performance and quality related network inclusion criteria.

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A Contest with a Purpose: The 3rd Annual Medication Adherence Challenge

By John Norton

According to the research institute NEHI, up to $290 billion a year is wasted on the improper use of medication. When you first read the number, you think it’s a misprint. Surely, we are talking in terms of millions and not billions, right? Unfortunately, the listed number is correct, and is largely the result of patients not taking the right medication, at the right time, the right way.

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Community Pharmacist Briefs Capitol Hill on Medication Therapy Management, Pharmacist Provider Status

By Kevin Schweers

Atlanta-area independent community pharmacist Jonathan Marquess, PharmD, CDE, CPT briefed Congressional staffers June 6 regarding how medication therapy management (MTM) and other pharmacist services can help patients achieve better outcomes while reducing overall health care costs.

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Reps. McMorris Rodgers, Marino Address NCPA Meeting; Urge Grassroots Action by Pharmacists

By Kevin Schweers

Two leading Members of Congress delivered stirring speeches championing pro-patient, pro-pharmacist bills that each has introduced and implored independent community pharmacists and others to take grassroots action to advance the legislation.

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Top Lawmakers, TRICARE, State Experts Address Pharmacists at NCPA Legislative Conference

Over 250 independent community pharmacists discussed top health care and pharmacy issues with leading lawmakers and federal and state policymakers, during the second day of NCPA’s Legislative Conference Tuesday, May 8th.

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New MTM Survey Finds Great Potential Remains for Medication Therapy Management to Help Patients and Reduce Costs, but More Adoption Needed by Health Insurance Plans

By Kevin Schweers

NCPA recently asked community pharmacists to share their thoughts on the current state of medication therapy management (MTM) in their pharmacy practice. In sum, most pharmacists reported that they are doing MTM cases and receive positive feedback from patients, yet the eligibility requirements are too stringent for this service to reach its full potential for cost savings and better health.

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