Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Medication Therapy Management http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/mtm/condition-rss Medication Therapy Management en-us Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:50:52 EDT Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:50:52 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 The Role of Hospital Pharmacists in Transitions of Care http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/The-Role-of-Hospital-Pharmacists-in-Transitions-of-Care In 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 EST Pharmacist Telemonitoring Improves Blood Pressure Management http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacist-Telemonitoring-Improves-Blood-Pressure-Management A blood pressure control program involving remote monitoring and phone consultation by pharmacist case managers produced promising results. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 02:44:01 EDT Effectiveness of Clinical Pharmacy Services to Be Tested http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Effectiveness-of-Clinical-Pharmacy-Services-to-Be-Tested The 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 EDT American Geriatrics Society Updates Medication Guidelines for Elderly http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/American-Geriatrics-Society-Updates-Medication-Guidelines-for-Elderly The 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 EDT New Medication Therapy Management Curriculum Guidelines Released by APhA, AACP http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/New-Medication-Therapy-Management-Curriculum-Guidelines-Released-by-APhA-AACP A new survey determines that pharmacy students benefit most from MTM training early in their curricula. Sun, 29 Jan 2012 09:57:57 EST Pharmacists: Able, Accountable, Accessible: How About Reimbursable? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Reimbursement Resolving the issues surrounding reimbursement for clinical pharmacy services is a crucial step in health care reform. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 10:57:07 EST APhA White Paper Focuses on the Past, Present, and Future of MTM http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/APhA-White-Paper-Focuses-on-the-Past-Present-and-Future-of-MTM The 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 EST Managing Medications for Elderly Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Managing-Medications-for-Elderly-Patients With 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 EST Measuring the Impact of Pharmacist Interventions on Heart Failure Outcomes http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Measuring-the-Impact-of-Pharmacist-Interventions-on-Heart-Failure-Outcomes Although 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 EST Health System Enlists Pharmacists to Help Reduce Readmissions http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Health-System-Enlists-Pharmacists-to-Help-Reduce-Readmissions As 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 EST Free Meds Offer Significant Benefits for Heart Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Free-Meds-Offer-Significant-Benefits-for-Heart-Patients A 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 EST Lack of Awareness Cited as Key Factor in Medication Nonadherence http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Lack-of-Awareness-Cited-as-Key-Factor-in-Medication-Nonadherence Research 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 EST USC School of Pharmacy Plans to Increase Services in Safety-net Clinics http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/USC-School-of-Pharmacy-Plans-to-Increase-Services-in-Safety-net-Clinics A 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 EDT