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Entries for July 2016

by Prabha Vogel, Pharm.D., Henry Ford Hospital While third party reimbursement models are far from simple and straightforward, a few general reimbursement principles can empower pharmacists to significantly intervene on resource utilization. Utilizing reimbursement rules set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides a foundation as reimbursement by other third party p...

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by Angela Green, Pharm.D., MSHP Board member As an ambulatory pharmacy manager, I frequently receive requests to expand services. Ambulatory care pharmacists provide value by helping patients meet disease-state and patient-specific goals while also reducing medications and healthcare costs, but creating a case for new business in our current healthcare model poses a challenge. Reviewing payer-mix...

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Pharmacy Services Inc. needs your input! We are working to identify needs within the community pharmacy so that we may provide solutions to meet those needs. We currently have two surveys to gauge your interest in different topics. The first survey (here) covers collaborative practice agreements (CPAs), and the second survey (here) covers medication therapy management (MTM). We ask that you please...

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The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) in conjunction with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are working on an initiative to reduce falls among older adults. This initiative, titled STEADI, is working to help prevent medication-related falls. Altarum Institute, a non-profit health-systems research organization, is conducting focus groups to help in the development of an onli...

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MPA will hold the Continuing Education Symposium on Aug. 23-24 in beautiful downtown Traverse City! The two-day event will feature 10 hours of live continuing education credit, networking opportunities and the ability to visit with exhibitors. Confirmed topics include smoking cessation, antimicrobial stewardship in the community pharmacy, asthma and COPD guidelines and a traveling pharmacist throu...

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