Pharmacytimes:Condition Center: Medication Therapy Management http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/mtm/condition-rss Medication Therapy Management | PharmacyTimes en-us Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:45:23 EDT Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:45:23 EDT U.S. News & World Report Again Ranks Pharmacist Among Top Jobshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/US-News-and-World-Report-Again-Ranks-Pharmacist-Among-Top-JobsPharmacist ranked third among all professions for the second year in a row based on strong job growth prospects and good pay.Wed, 17 Jul 2013 02:03:31 EDTTo Reduce Medicare Costs, Expand Medication Therapy Management Eligibilityhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/To-Reduce-Medicare-Costs-Expand-Medication-Therapy-Management-EligibilityA new study finds that increased access to MTM services for Medicare Part D beneficiaries with chronic conditions could increase medication adherence, reduce costs, and improve outcomes.Wed, 10 Jul 2013 02:59:28 EDTReport: Pharmacists Key to Improving Mediocre Medication Adherence Levelshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Report-Pharmacists-Key-to-Improving-Mediocre-Medication-Adherence-LevelsPatients taking prescription drugs for chronic conditions received an average medication adherence grade of just C+, according to a report released by the National Community Pharmacists Association.Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:44:54 EDTMTM: Utilizing Pharmacists to Control Health Care Costshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/MTM-Utilizing-Pharmacists-to-Control-Health-Care-CostsTimothy Ulbrich, PharmD, discusses the role of the pharmacist and how pharmacists are key to addressing our nation’s medication crisis.Mon, 24 Jun 2013 02:24:51 EDTIncreased Medication Adherence Reduces Health Care Costshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Increased-Medication-Adherence-Reduces-Health-Care-CostsA recently released review finds copious evidence that higher rates of medication adherence lead to improved health outcomes and reduced overall health care costs.Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:41:01 EDTFocus on Current Thinking: Pharmacists and the Cost of Health Carehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Focus-on-Current-Thinking-Pharmacists-and-the-Cost-of-Health-CareA lengthy cover story in TIME magazine explores in great detail why health care costs so much in the United States, but what are pharmacists and other health care workers willing to do to reduce those costs?Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:37:19 EDTThe Role of Hospital Pharmacists in Transitions of Carehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/The-Role-of-Hospital-Pharmacists-in-Transitions-of-CareIn a study of their experiences in a transition of care program, hospital pharmacists had a number of recommendations for improvement.Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:54:01 ESTPharmacist Telemonitoring Improves Blood Pressure Managementhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacist-Telemonitoring-Improves-Blood-Pressure-ManagementA blood pressure control program involving remote monitoring and phone consultation by pharmacist case managers produced promising results.Fri, 19 Oct 2012 02:44:01 EDTEffectiveness of Clinical Pharmacy Services to Be Testedhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Effectiveness-of-Clinical-Pharmacy-Services-to-Be-TestedThe USC School of Pharmacy has received a grant to provide clinical pharmacy services in safety-net clinics and compare outcomes and costs with control clinics.Tue, 26 Jun 2012 05:58:46 EDTAmerican Geriatrics Society Updates Medication Guidelines for Elderlyhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/American-Geriatrics-Society-Updates-Medication-Guidelines-for-ElderlyThe updated Beers Criteria contain important information regarding medications that should be avoided or used with caution in elderly patients.Thu, 14 Jun 2012 09:10:40 EDTNew Medication Therapy Management Curriculum Guidelines Released by APhA, AACPhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/New-Medication-Therapy-Management-Curriculum-Guidelines-Released-by-APhA-AACPA new survey determines that pharmacy students benefit most from MTM training early in their curricula.Sun, 29 Jan 2012 09:57:57 ESTPharmacists: Able, Accountable, Accessible: How About Reimbursable?http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/ReimbursementResolving the issues surrounding reimbursement for clinical pharmacy services is a crucial step in health care reform. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 10:57:07 ESTAPhA White Paper Focuses on the Past, Present, and Future of MTMhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/APhA-White-Paper-Focuses-on-the-Past-Present-and-Future-of-MTMThe paper looks at how MTM has developed and proposes ideas for future positioning and integrating of programs in the US health care system.Mon, 12 Dec 2011 08:35:13 ESTManaging Medications for Elderly Patientshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Managing-Medications-for-Elderly-PatientsWith elderly patients being prescribed more drugs than ever before, caregivers face a huge challenge in managing medications and preventing negative outcomes.Mon, 05 Dec 2011 09:38:56 ESTMeasuring the Impact of Pharmacist Interventions on Heart Failure Outcomeshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Measuring-the-Impact-of-Pharmacist-Interventions-on-Heart-Failure-OutcomesAlthough pharmacist interventions didn’t reduce hospitalizations or death rates, they did result in more patients getting the recommended medications.Mon, 28 Nov 2011 09:42:41 ESTHealth System Enlists Pharmacists to Help Reduce Readmissionshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Health-System-Enlists-Pharmacists-to-Help-Reduce-ReadmissionsAs part of a new initiative, pharmacists are performing in-home assessments and creating medication management plans to help keep patients out of the hospital.Mon, 21 Nov 2011 09:07:37 ESTFree Meds Offer Significant Benefits for Heart Patientshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Free-Meds-Offer-Significant-Benefits-for-Heart-PatientsA new study finds that heart attack patients who received free medications demonstrated improved adherence and lower rehospitalization rates.Fri, 18 Nov 2011 03:54:41 ESTLack of Awareness Cited as Key Factor in Medication Nonadherencehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Lack-of-Awareness-Cited-as-Key-Factor-in-Medication-NonadherenceResearch demonstrates the need for tools and resources to support medication adherence and facilitate better communication between providers and patients.Mon, 07 Nov 2011 11:17:26 ESTUSC School of Pharmacy Plans to Increase Services in Safety-net Clinicshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/USC-School-of-Pharmacy-Plans-to-Increase-Services-in-Safety-net-ClinicsA model that integrates pharmacy services into clinics and medical homes can result in significant improvements in care while reducing overall health costs.Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:13:14 EDTNew Toolkit Aims to Help Patients Avoid Drug Misusehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/New-Toolkit-Aims-to-Help-Patients-Avoid-Drug-MisuseCardinal Health partners with Ohio State and the ASCP to educate patients--especially older adults--on how to safely use prescription drugs.Tue, 25 Oct 2011 11:39:38 EDT