Practice Resources

Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) stays up-to-date on the latest practice information to keep members informed. We offer a variety of resource centers to help meet your professional needs and provide you with tools and knowledge to assist you with managing practice issues.

Visit the pages below to access valuable practice resources.

Emergency Preparedness
Visit this page to learn about the role of pharmacists in responding to emergencies such as a bioterrorism event, natural disaster or infectious disease outbreak. MPA has a dedicated Emergency Preparedness Coordinator to help plan response efforts in the state and promote pharmacist involvement in activities that help prepare them to contribute as a health care respondent in an emergency situation. There are a variety of resources available on this page, including guides, how to register as a volunteer and a follow-up report from a conference hosted by MPA, the Michigan Department of Community Health and Office of Public Health Preparedness.

Visit this page to access vaccine resources, including education and training, documentation and procedures, billing and coverage, pertussis vaccination, seasonal flu information and Michigan-specific flu updates. MPA also hosts several American Pharmacists Association Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Programs throughout the year. Be sure to visit the online calendar for the most up-to-date information on future programs.

Medicare Information

Visit this page to learn about Medicare Part B vs. Part D coverage issues; fraud, waste and abuse compliance training; and other informational links and resources.

Medication Therapy Management

Visit this page to learn about Medication Therapy Management. Medication therapy management (MTM) is medical care provided by pharmacists whose aim is to optimize drug therapy and improve therapeutic outcomes for patients.  As the pharmacy profession continues to change and adapt to the new healthcare landscape, MTM services are becoming more and more essential to the operation of a successful pharmacy practice.  Many payers have begun to expand opportunities for pharmacists to be reimbursed for MTM services, and governmental organizations such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have made MTM a central component to their incentive programs.

Patient Education Library
Visit this page to access resources available exclusively to MPA members to help them communicate important information to patients. This section also includes health observances, resources specific to Michigan Pharmacy Week (recognized the third week of October each year) and patient tools available through That's My Pharmacist, a campaign organized by the Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists and MPA Public Affairs Committee.

Patient Safety Resource Center
Visit this page to access professional and patient resources focused on medication safety. MPA, in collaboration with a patient safety workgroup, developed this center to provide both patients and professionals with valuable tools and empower them with information that will improve safety on both sides of the pharmacist-patient relationship.

Pharmacy Practice FAQs
Visit this page to read through frequently asked questions focused on controlled substance prescriptions and electronic prescriptions as well as general prescription questions. If there is a question you'd like to see included that is not currently available on this page, email us and we'll consider adding your inquiry.

Pharmacy Practice Guidance
Visit this page to access a variety of practice guidance tools, including information on continuous quality improvement, federal rules and regulations, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, medication adherence, medication safety, medication therapy management, Michigan rules and regulations, pharmacy audits, pseudoephedrine product sales and reimbursement/pricing issues.