Mirixa to Merge with OutcomesMTM

Cardinal Health announced earlier this week that it has acquired Mirixa, which will integrate with OutcomesMTM.  For 2019, both platforms will operate in parallel, and then over time unify to streamline MTM delivery and documentation. “For many years, OutcomesMTM and Mirixa have shared a common vision to increase healthcare quality and decrease cost through the […]

JCPP Approves New MTM Services Definition

The Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners (JCPP) Board of Governors has approved a revised, and expanded, definition of Medication Therapy Management Services.  The new definition focuses on the key elements of medication management: Medication Management Services are a spectrum of patient-centered, pharmacist-provided, collaborative services that focus on medication appropriateness, effectiveness, safety, and adherence with the goal […]

NASPA Presents with MTM Researchers at Medicaid Conference

NASPA Vice President of Policy and Operations Krystalyn Weaver joined David Bright of Ferris State University and David Harzell of CareSource in presenting at the Medicaid Health Plans of America conference yesterday in Washington, DC. The presentation, entitled “Using Pharmacists to Improve Health Outcomes: A Case Study in Maternal and Infant Health,” addressed early results from […]

October 21 is National Check Your Meds Day

The NCPA Innovation Center and Consumer Reports are teaming up to promote the National Check Your Meds Day on Saturday, October 21. Consumers are encouraged to bring their prescription drugs and supplements to their local pharmacy for a brown bag medication review. NCPA has created a toolkit to help pharmacists market and prepare for the […]

New Program in Tennessee Pays Pharmacists for MTM

A new pilot program in Tennessee will allow pharmacists to be reimbursed for medication therapy management (MTM) services for Medicaid beneficiaries.  HB 628/SB 398, sponsored by a pharmacist in the Senate and a physician in the House, is a two-year program to recognize pharmacists as Medicaid providers and enter into collaborative practice agreements with physicians […]

Chronic Care Management

Overview of Chronic Care Management* As of January 1, 2015, the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) reimburses qualified providers for Chronic Care Management (CCM) services for Medicare beneficiaries with two or more chronic health conditions. Pharmacists can participate in CCM as clinical staff, with their services being billed incident to by a qualified provider. CCM […]