The Pharmacy HIT Collaborative Requests Public Comments on Updated Pharmacy Value Sets

The Pharmacy Health Information Collaborative is currently accepting comments from stakeholders.

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.