Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
Providing patient-centered focus of care to reduce medication errors and cost.
Below is information from the APhA foundation regarding the definition of MTM (https://www.aphafoundation.org/medication-therapy-management)
Medication Therapy Management encompasses a broad range of professional activities and responsibilities within the licensed pharmacist’s, or other qualified health care provider’s, scope of practice. These services include but are not limited to the following, according to the individual needs of the patient:
- Performing or obtaining necessary assessments of the patient’s health status
- Formulating a medication treatment plan
- Selecting, initiating, modifying, or administering medication therapy
- Monitoring and evaluating the patient’s response to therapy, including safety and effectiveness
- Performing a comprehensive medication review to identify, resolve, and prevent medication-related problems, including adverse drug events
- Documenting the care delivered and communicating essential information to the patient’s other primary care providers
- Providing verbal education and training designed to enhance patient understanding and appropriate use of his/her medications
- Providing information, support services, and resources designed to enhance patient adherence with his/her therapeutic regimens
- Coordinating and integrating medication therapy management services within the broader health care management services being provided to the patient
Transitions of Care / Medication Reconciliation
Definition of Transition of Care Management services (https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/coding/transitional-care-management.html)
Transitional Care Management (TCM) services address the hand-off period between the inpatient and community setting. After a hospitalization or other inpatient facility stay (e.g., in a skilled nursing facility), the patient may be dealing with a medical crisis, new diagnosis, or change in medication therapy. Family physicians often manage their patients’ transitional care.
Chronic Care Management and CPC Plus Programs
Building a system of support to empower patients living with chronic pain.
According to the Center for Disease Control, chronic diseases are defined as conditions that last 1 year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. They are also leading drivers of the nation’s $3.3 trillion in annual health care costs.*
Patients living with chronic conditions need care that fits their needs. Pharmacists are paired with a patient that they work with continuously over several months. They address the concerns and issues that arise from specific diseases as opposed to general healthcare. This unique experience allows patients to build a relationship with their pharmacist as well as understand how their ailment will progress over time.
* National Center For Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (nccdphp)
Mobile clinics staffed by Pharmacists and pharmacy interns to provide a community health resource. Immunizations provided include influenza and COVID-19 vaccines.
COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing
COVID-19 testing was completed for University of Toledo and locally at the University of Findlay
Currently completing Contact Tracing in partnership with Hancock Public Health and the University of Findlay community.
Remote Operational Support
Remote operational support allows time at the local pharmacy or business to be allocated to other demands of the business. This helps alleviate workload during peak seasons or all year long.
Remote Order Entry
Targeted Clinical Interventions