Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Medication Therapy Management http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/mtm/condition-rss Medication Therapy Management en-us Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:06:52 EST Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:06:52 EST How Community Pharmacists Can Overcome Adherence Challenges http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/How-Community-Pharmacists-Can-Overcome-Adherence-Challenges Donna S. Barsky, DPh, RPh, CDE, of Texas Star Pharmacy, discusses how community pharmacists can overcome the most common barriers to adherence. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 04:50:59 EST How Independent Pharmacies Can Improve Quality Ratings http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/How-Independent-Pharmacies-Can-Improve-Quality-Ratings B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, discusses how community pharmacies can improve their quality ratings. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:00:25 EST The Impact of Quality Measures on Pharmacy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/The-Impact-of-Quality-Measures-on-Pharmacy B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, discusses how quality measures are impacting pharmacy. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:58:29 EST Adherence Challenges Differ Across Community Pharmacies http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Adherence-Challenges-Differ-Across-Community-Pharmacies Community chain pharmacies vary in the barriers they face when implementing programs to improve medication therapy management. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:30:51 EST New Adherence Opportunities for Independent Pharmacists http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/New-Adherence-Opportunities-for-Independent-Pharmacists B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, discusses new adherence programs independent pharmacists are using. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:55:42 EST How Pharmacists Can Cross Cultural Barriers to Medication Adherence http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/How-Pharmacists-Can-Cross-Cultural-Barriers-to-Medication-Adherence To ensure medication adherence among ethnically diverse elderly patients, senior care pharmacists must consider their cultural perspectives. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:56:26 EST Pharmacist Skills Support Mental Health Services http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacist-Skills-Support-Mental-Health-Services The broad range of skills pharmacists possess can improve medication adherence and antipsychotic polypharmacy among patients with mental disorders Tue, 11 Nov 2014 02:08:27 EST Health Groups Aim to Grow Pharmacists’ Care Delivery http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Health-Groups-Aim-to-Grow-Pharmacists-Care-Delivery Three industry groups have collaborated to generate new approaches to care delivery through pharmacists that will lower medical costs and improve health outcomes. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:30:42 EDT Pharmacist Interventions Optimize Pediatric Cancer Care http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacist-Interventions-Optimize-Pediatric-Cancer-Care In the pediatric hospital setting, pharmacists most frequently perform drug therapy changes on the cancer ward. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:59:21 EDT Pfizer Increases Patient Involvement in Medication Optimization http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pfizer-Increases-Patient-Involvement-in-Medication-Optimization In an effort to get the public more involved in medication optimization, Pfizer has introduced a new scratch card for patients. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 08:32:12 EDT Live MTM Outperforms Chart Review on Reducing Cholesterol http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Live-MTM-Outperforms-Chart-Review-in-Reducing-Cholesterol Live medication therapy management (MTM) reduces low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol significantly more than standard, chart-review MTM. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:52:47 EDT Pharmacist Participation in Wellness Visits Boosts Primary Care Revenue http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacist-Participation-in-Wellness-Visits-Boosts-Primary-Care-Revenue Medicare Annual Wellness Visits could be a way to support a pharmacist position in a primary care office. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 01:54:01 EDT MTM Services Underused in Part D Drug Plans http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/MTM-Services-Underused-in-Part-D-Drug-Plans Less than half of Medicare enrollees eligible for MTM services receive consultations from a clinical pharmacist. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 01:48:31 EDT MTM Reduces Hospitalizations for Some Home Health Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/MTM-Reduces-Hospitalizations-for-Some-Home-Health-Patients Medication therapy management by phone reduced hospitalizations in home health care patients with the lowest baseline risk of hospitalization but not overall, according to the results of a new study. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:55:30 EDT U.S. News & World Report Again Ranks Pharmacist Among Top Jobs http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/US-News-and-World-Report-Again-Ranks-Pharmacist-Among-Top-Jobs Pharmacist 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 EDT To Reduce Medicare Costs, Expand Medication Therapy Management Eligibility http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/To-Reduce-Medicare-Costs-Expand-Medication-Therapy-Management-Eligibility A 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 EDT Report: Pharmacists Key to Improving Mediocre Medication Adherence Levels http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Report-Pharmacists-Key-to-Improving-Mediocre-Medication-Adherence-Levels Patients 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 EDT MTM: Utilizing Pharmacists to Control Health Care Costs http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/MTM-Utilizing-Pharmacists-to-Control-Health-Care-Costs Timothy 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 EDT Increased Medication Adherence Reduces Health Care Costs http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Increased-Medication-Adherence-Reduces-Health-Care-Costs A 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 EDT Focus on Current Thinking: Pharmacists and the Cost of Health Care http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Focus-on-Current-Thinking-Pharmacists-and-the-Cost-of-Health-Care A 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 EDT