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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Community Pharmacist Briefs Capitol Hill on Medication Therapy Management, Pharmacist Provider StatusPublished June 7, 2013 DME , MTM Leave a Comment
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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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By John Norton
Pharmacists are under-appreciated, judging by the design of many public and private sector prescription drug plans. These guidelines determine pharmacies’ compensation for their services and govern how they interact with patients, doctors and the plan administrators—pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). As the representative for approximately 23,000 independent community pharmacies, the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) works to raise awareness that pharmacists are much more than simply dispensers of prescription drugs.
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Community pharmacists can play a vital role in reducing medication-related hospitalizations, NCPA argues in a recent letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
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Three excellent pharmacy speeches jumpstarted NCPA’s 113th Annual Convention & Trade Exposition in Nashville this morning. Continue reading ‘NCPA Convention Kicks Off with President’s Address, Medicare Chief, Former Gov. Huckabee’
New MTM Survey Finds Great Potential Remains for Medication Therapy Management to Help Patients and Reduce Costs, but More Adoption Needed by Health Insurance PlansPublished May 6, 2011 MTM Leave a Comment
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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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By John Coster, RPh., Ph.D.
The upset Republican win in Tuesday’s Senate race in Massachusetts calls into question the future of the health care reform legislation that consumed so much congressional effort in 2009 and into the new year. Along with it, the outlook becomes unclear for several community pharmacy priorities, despite the support of a growing consensus in Congress. Continue reading ‘A Massachusetts Monkey Wrench in Health Care Reform?’
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Resolutions for 2010 are top of mind now and living healthier is one of the most common. So it seems timely to revisit a “2 a day” approach to boosting medication adherence that was first outlined at NCPA’s most recent convention during a speech by Executive Vice President and CEO Bruce T. Roberts, RPh. Here are some excerpts: Continue reading ‘Small Steps toward Greater Medication Adherence’
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By Devin Stone
A comprehensive new study offers a pair of critical lessons for medication therapy. First, community pharmacists are highly trained medication experts that can help patients optimize the value of their medications, while saving money. And, second, the tangible value of such interventions plummets when delivered by distant pharmacists outside of the patient’s local community. Continue reading ‘Bending the Cost Curve through Pharmacy’
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Dispensing fees paid to Ohio pharmacies under the Medicaid program are currently among the lowest in the nation and well below the actual cost of dispensing. This fall the state filed a state plan amendment with the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in an effort to further cut dispensing fees in 2010 – from $3.70 to $1.80.