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MTM-DSM

Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services can effectively promote appropriate medication therapy, improve patient therapeutic outcomes, and control overall health care costs. Pharmacists and other health professionals collaborate to provide Disease State Management (DSM)/MTM, which targets the prevention of complications and treatment of chronic conditions.

OPA's DSM Task Force introduces a Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Registry for patients and health providers. The MTM Registry identifies the location and services provided by MTM pharmacists in Ohio. It is self-reported and kept current by the staff of the Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA). OPA recognizes the benefits of MTM services to improve the patient’s quality of life and encourages use of this resource. However, OPA does not endorse these providers and their services nor has OPA reviewed the listing of services submitted.  To download a printable form of the Registry, click on these links - MTM Registry by City or MTM Registry by Company

 Training Program Info

APhA's Delivering MTM Services: A Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists

Hosted by the Ohio Pharmacists Association
Wednesday, July 16 2014, 7:30AM-5:15PM

Registration for the July session of APhA's Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services certificate training program will open to current OPA members the week of May 5. If space allows, non-member registration will open a week later.

More details may be found at the following link: July 16 APhAs Delivering MTM Services Brochure 

If you are interested in receiving a notification about upcoming programming, please submit the following form:  MTMS Training Program Interest Form

 Successfully Engaging Patients OHIO HANDOUT 20120813.pdf
You must attend the live session to receive CE credit for this program.

 Updates

a. OPA encourages you to view its  MTM Strategic Plan and participate in its implementation by joining OPA's DSM Task Force. One of the initial goals of this strategic plan is the MTM Registry (above) - a network linking pharmacists providing, or interesting in providing medication therapy management (MTM) services.  To keep the Registry current, we need to know who in Ohio is providing, or plans to offer, any type of screening, immunization, wellness and/or MTM services. Contact OPA with additions or updates to the Registry.

b. CMS has released updated versions of the MTM Standardized Format Instructions, and Frequently-Asked-Questions http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Prescription-Drug-Coverage/PrescriptionDrugCovContra/MTM.html

c. Patient Newsletters for MTM Pharmacists to personalize and distribute - Medication Misuse

d. Medicare Part D Fact Sheet

e. OPA MTM/DSM Links

f. PDP Providers - Mirixa, Outcomes Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services

g.  Institute for Safe Medication Practices

Surveys/News

  1. MTM presentation by Tim Ulbrich, R.Ph, PharmD, April 2013 via OPA LinkedIn page  "Your local pharmacist is not who you think they are."
  2. MTM article in Cleveland Plain Dealer - 12.06.2010 Reviewing medications with pharmacist can improve health, save money
  3. OPA Disease State Management/Medication Therapy Management Task Force members recently met with Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Director of Pharmacy John Hanna, R.Ph., to submit a pain management program that may be administered in community pharmacy.
  4. Curt Black, R.Ph., PhD. was honored at the 2010 APhA Annual Meeting with the Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management Merit Award in recognition of his dedication to improved medication use and to promote the value of pharmacist-provided medication therapy management (MTM) services through the state of Ohio.
  5. Pharmacy Today’s featured Curt Black’s promotion of MTM throughout Ohio in its April 2010 issue and online – Black fosters growth of MTM throughout Ohio

Legislation/Rulings

S. 3543:  Medication Therapy
Management (MTM) Expanded Benefits Act of 2010

This bill, introduced by Sens. Hagen (D-NC) and Franken (D-MN), would expand Medicare beneficiary access to MTM services.  The legislation would do the following.

Asheville Project

In 1996, The Asheville Project was undertaken by the City of Asheville, North Carolina to provide education and supervision for individuals of chronic health problems with the help of community pharmacists. By working with pharmacists, 80% of employees met national criteria for optimal diabetes control; 60% of employees by the first 6 month follow up appointment. City employees and dependents benefited from improved health, decreased health care costs, fewer sick days and increased satisfaction with their pharmacist's services.


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