The Pharmacy Health Information Technology (HIT) Collaborative has revised a draft version of pharmacy value sets and has requested comments from stakeholders, according to a press release. 

The Pharmacy HIT Collaborative is a coalition of 9 pharmacy associations and other stakeholders, and they support pharmacists in matters related to health information technology. Previously, comments had been collected in a PDF document. However, they are now accessible through an online database. 

The Pharmacy HIT Collaborative’s work to update value sets are part of a continuous maintenance process that ensures codes are available to document problems, interventions, outcomes, and other clinical information, according to a press release. 

The system vendors implement the value sets by using the Pharmacist eCare plan and Medicare Part D plan, which are participating in the Medicare Part D Enhanced MTM Model, according to the press release. 

“Demonstrating superior outcomes at the local or regional level, with payers involved, is vital to establishing value-based payment models for pharmacists,” said Samm Anderegg, the project manager at Pharmacy HIT Collaborative, in the press release. 

The 30-day comment deadline is August 4. The current value set can be found online. Those interested in leaving a comment can download a form and enter their comments under the feedback column. This form should then be emailed to kim@pharmacyhit.org.  

REFERENCE
Updated Pharmacy Value Sets Public Comments Requested, Comment Period Ends February 19 (News Release), Alexandria, VA: Pharmacy HIT Collaborative; July 1, 2020. Accessed July 2, 2020.