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Reimbursement model for pharmacist-directed medication therapy management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22370378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Objective: To describe the development of a practice model with sustainable reimbursement for medication therapy management (MTM) services provided by pharmacists for beneficiaries of self-insured health care plans.Practice description: The Auburn University Pharmaceutical Care Center (AUPCC) is a free-standing clinic located within the school of pharmacy that provides preventive care and MTM services for a population of 11,600 employees and dependents that subscribe to the university's self-insured health plan. The goal of patient care is to increase use of cost-effective pharmacotherapy and improve the outcomes of medication use among the population.Main outcome measures: Development and implementation of a practice model and reimbursement method that can be implemented in the employer setting for large self-insured employers and the community pharmacy practice setting.Results: Since opening, AUPCC has developed into a model pharmaceutical care service that can be implemented in the workplace for other self-insured employers. AUPCC is also a model that can easily translate to the community pharmacy setting. In 2010, the model was adapted by Alabama for state employees.Conclusion: Pharmacists can negotiate directly with decision makers within large companies that are self-insured to provide MTM services for the employee population. This is an area of sustainable growth within our profession.
Authors:
Kimberly Braxton Lloyd; R Lee Evans
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1544-3450     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Pharm Assoc (2003)     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101176252     Medline TA:  J Am Pharm Assoc (2003)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Payroll and Employee Benefits, Auburn University, Auburn.
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