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Apply online for a NPI

The Administrative Simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) mandated the adoption of standard unique identifiers for health care providers and health plans. The purpose of these provisions is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the electronic transmission of health information.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Analyzing the costs to deliver medication therapy management services

The process described is applicable to community pharmacies and consultant pharmacists who provide MTM services from non-pharmacy settings.


Practice Setting: Community, Consultant
Billing for MTM Services

APhA’s Billing for MTM Services – Tips for Pharmacists will assist you with setting up and maintaining a successful MTM business.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Development of a medication therapy management Superbill for Ambulatory/Community Practice

Strategies for incorporating superbills into pharmacy practice are described in the current work, and a model superbill is provided.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
How to Start an MTM Practice: A Guidebook for Pharmacists

A tool to explore the first steps of integrating MTM into your practice business model


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
MTMS: Developing a Practice as an Independent MTM Pharmacist

This monograph addresses issues that are specific to providing MTM services in an independent practice.  Learn strategies for starting your independent practice, identify laws and regulations that you must comply with as an MTM provider, and analyze potential challenges so you can be prepared and develop a well thought out plan before providing MTM services to patients.


Practice Setting: Consultant
MTMS: Specific CPT Codes

Learn the three MTMS CPT codes and how to use them.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
NPI Issue Brief

The Health Insurance Portability and Account ability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) included a provision requiring the adoption of a standard unique health identifier for each individual, employer, health plan, and health care provider for use in the health care system. On January 23, 2004, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final regulation to implement the unique health care identifier for health care providers.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Patient Self Management: Diabetes

Patient Self-Management Program for Diabetes was the APhA Foundation's first demonstration project for diabetes, designed to establish a new health care delivery program at five pilot sites over the span of a year. ​Following of the success of the Asheville Project and other collaborative care programs involving pharmacists, the APhA Foundation rose to the challenge of developing a model that could be replicated and scaled up in diverse community and payer settings. With the support of a grant by Aventis Pharmaceuticals, PSMP for Diabetes was implemented with new components that focused on aligned incentives, collaborative care and a Patient Self-Management Program for Diabetes credentialing process.


Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Pharmacists Patient Care Services Digest
Resource: PDF icon Pharmacists Patient Care Services Digest 2015.pdf
Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Primer: Billing for services - Medicare and beyond

Know the basics on billing for MTM services.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Promotional Flyer for Other Health Care Professionals

Improving care for your patients by optimizing medication use.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
SWOT Analysis for an MTM Practice

Learn how to create a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) Analysis for an MTM Practice.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Using Relationship Marketing to Expand Pharmacy Services

This article describes how to use relationship marketing to create and maintain a network of productive relationships with selected groups of patients and other partners to expand the delivery of patient care services.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Writing a Business Plan for a New Pharmacy Service

This article provides an overview of the key steps in writing a business plan, with an emphasis on planning for pharmacy-based services.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Clinical Tools

Title Summary
Asthma Clinical Practice Guidelines

Learn about the four essential components of asthma care, namely: assessment and monitoring, patient education, control of factors contributing to asthma severity, and pharmacologic treatment.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Clinical Guidelines for Cholesterol Management in Adults (ATP III)

This publication for health professionals summarizes recommendations derived from the evidence-based full clinical guidelines. Key tables and figures from the full report are included for easy reference.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Creating a Patient Care Process for MTM in Your Practice

After reading this monograph, the pharmacist will be able to explain MTM, describe a model for delivering baseline MTM services, explain the factors to consider in implementing a patient care process in the practice setting, and list MTM resources and tools that are available for pharmacist practitioners


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
How to Conduct a Comprehensive Medication Review: A Guidebook for Pharmacists by Lauren B. Angelo and Jennifer Cerulli
Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines (JNC-7)

This complete version of the updated guidelines for hypertension is written for the health care professional who wants to understand the science behind the new recommendations on high blood pressure. The JNC 7 Complete Report focuses on the new evidence, including a revised treatment algorithm, drug tables, and more.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Improving Care Transitions: Optimizing Medication Reconciliation

The intent of this joint publication between American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) is to provide a better understanding of the medication reconciliation process, its effect on patient care and outcomes, and how pharmacists can contribute to improving this process using a standardized framework of service delivery defined in the context of medication therapy management (MTM). 


Practice Setting: Community, Consultant, Hospital
Integrating pharmacogenomics into pharmacy practice via medication therapy management
In 2006, HHS initiated the Personalized Health Care Initiative with the goal of building the foundation for the delivery of gene-based care, which may prove to be more effective for large patient subpopulations. In the years since the initiative was launched, drug manufacturers and FDA have begun to incorporate pharmacogenomic data and applications of this information into the drug development, labeling, and approval processes. New applications and processes for using this emerging pharmacogenomics data are needed to effectively integrate this information into clinical practice. Building from the findings of a stakeholder workshop convened by APhA and the advancement of the pharmacist’s collaborative role in patient care through MTM, emerging roles for pharmacists using pharmacogenomic information to improve patient care are taking hold. Realizing the potential role of the pharmacist in pharmacogenomics through MTM will require connectivity of pharmacists into the electronic health record infrastructure to permit the exchange of pertinent health information among all members of a patient’s health care team. Addressing current barriers, concerns, and system limitations and developing an effective infrastructure will be necessary for pharmacogenomics to achieve its true potential.

Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
National Guideline Clearinghouse

National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Patient Self Management: Diabetes

Patient Self-Management Program for Diabetes was the APhA Foundation's first demonstration project for diabetes, designed to establish a new health care delivery program at five pilot sites over the span of a year. ​Following of the success of the Asheville Project and other collaborative care programs involving pharmacists, the APhA Foundation rose to the challenge of developing a model that could be replicated and scaled up in diverse community and payer settings. With the support of a grant by Aventis Pharmaceuticals, PSMP for Diabetes was implemented with new components that focused on aligned incentives, collaborative care and a Patient Self-Management Program for Diabetes credentialing process.


Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Patient Self-Management Credential (PSMS)The Patient Self-Management Credential (PSMC) is a psychometrically validated tool developed by the APhA Foundation that empowers health care providers (HCPs) and patients to work together in meaningful and efficient ways to identify and address areas for improvement in the self-management of chronic diseases. Patient credentialing is a unique concept where patients’ knowledge of their disease, lifestyle requirements, and therapy adherence strategies are assessed so HCPs can tailor self-management education to the topics that are unfamiliar to the individual patient. Patients are also assessed on the skill set needed to effectively manage their chronic disease and how well they consistently perform those skills and work toward ongoing self-management.
Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Pharmacists Patient Care Services Digest
Resource: PDF icon Pharmacists Patient Care Services Digest 2015.pdf
Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process

To promote consistency in patient care service delivery across the profession, national pharmacy associations working under the direction of the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners (JCPP), used a consensus-based approach to articulate the patient care process for pharmacists to use as a framework for delivering patient care in any practice setting.  The Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process is intended to be used for a wide array of patient care services as authorized under pharmacists’ scope of practice and delivered in collaboration with other members of the health care team.

View the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process diagram.


Resource: PDF icon PatientCareProcess.pdf
Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Project IMPACT: Diabetes

Launched in 2010, Project IMPACT: Diabetes is the first national diabetes self-management program conducted by the APhA Foundation in partnership with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Together on Diabetes initiative that is specifically designed to improve the health of underserved populations with limited access to quality care in 25 participating communities disproportionately affected by diabetes.


Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
The Asheville Project

The Asheville Project, launched in 1997 by the City of Asheville, North Carolina, provided education and personal oversight for city employees with chronic health problems such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension and high cholesterol. Through the Asheville Project, employees with these conditions received intensive education through the Mission-St. Joseph’s Diabetes and Health Education Center and were teamed with community pharmacists who made sure they were using their medications correctly.


Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Education

Title Summary
2016 APhA Pharmacists' Patient Care Services Digest

Based on an environmental scan of pharmacists who deliver patient care services, the Digest reports on evolving trends, successes, and barriers for the profession in transforming pharmacists’ roles to better meet patients’ needs through team-based care.


Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Development and Implementation of Curricula Strategies in Medication Therapy Management by Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy

This report summarizes the submissions from 18 colleges and schools of pharmacy on successful practices to incorporate medication therapy management (MTM) into the curriculum. 


Practice Setting: Academia
MTM Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience in Ambulatory Care

This five to six week Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) in Ambulatory Care rotation provides the student pharmacist with broad-based exposure to medication therapy management patient care activities in the ambulatory care practice environment. 


Practice Setting: Academia
MTM Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience in Community Pharmacy Practice

The medication therapy management Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) in Community Pharmacy Practice provides the student pharmacist with broad-based exposure to medication therapy management patient care activities in the community pharmacy setting.


Practice Setting: Academia
MTM Curricula Expert Panel Report - March 2012

Recommendations and Strategies from an American Pharmacists Association MTM in the Curricula Expert Panel


Practice Setting: Academia
Patient Self Management: Diabetes

Patient Self-Management Program for Diabetes was the APhA Foundation's first demonstration project for diabetes, designed to establish a new health care delivery program at five pilot sites over the span of a year. ​Following of the success of the Asheville Project and other collaborative care programs involving pharmacists, the APhA Foundation rose to the challenge of developing a model that could be replicated and scaled up in diverse community and payer settings. With the support of a grant by Aventis Pharmaceuticals, PSMP for Diabetes was implemented with new components that focused on aligned incentives, collaborative care and a Patient Self-Management Program for Diabetes credentialing process.


Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Pharmacists Patient Care Services Digest
Resource: PDF icon Pharmacists Patient Care Services Digest 2015.pdf
Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Practice benefits from partnership with academia

Academicians can help pharmacists in developing, implementing and evalulating MTM services.


Practice Setting: Academia
Project IMPACT: Diabetes

Launched in 2010, Project IMPACT: Diabetes is the first national diabetes self-management program conducted by the APhA Foundation in partnership with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Together on Diabetes initiative that is specifically designed to improve the health of underserved populations with limited access to quality care in 25 participating communities disproportionately affected by diabetes.


Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
The Asheville Project

The Asheville Project, launched in 1997 by the City of Asheville, North Carolina, provided education and personal oversight for city employees with chronic health problems such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension and high cholesterol. Through the Asheville Project, employees with these conditions received intensive education through the Mission-St. Joseph’s Diabetes and Health Education Center and were teamed with community pharmacists who made sure they were using their medications correctly.


Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Practice Tools

Title Summary
Chronic Care Management: An Overview for Pharmacists

This guide provides a summary of many resources related to CCM requirements and services.


Resource: PDF icon CCM-An-Overview-for-Pharmacists-FINAL.pdf
2016 APhA Pharmacists' Patient Care Services Digest

Based on an environmental scan of pharmacists who deliver patient care services, the Digest reports on evolving trends, successes, and barriers for the profession in transforming pharmacists’ roles to better meet patients’ needs through team-based care.


Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Core Elements (Version 2)

This model, a joint initiative between APhA and NACDS, is crafted to maximize effectiveness and efficiency of MTM service delivery across pharmacy practice settings in an effort to improve continuity of care and patient outcomes.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Counseling Corner: Cover bases with complete, accurate information

Review the recommended points to discuss during a medication consultation to keep your patients educated.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Creating Demand for Patient Services

Establishing, expanding, and maintaining a medication therapy management (MTM) service depend on patient interest and demand for service, which ultimately stem from patients’ personal experiences in the pharmacy and with the pharmacist.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Engaging Patients in MTM

This resource, developed by the APhA Medication Management Special Interest Group, provides valuable tips for engaging patients in MTM services. It includes sample scripts for scheduling appointments and answers to patients' frequently asked questions.


Resource: PDF icon Tips-for-Engaging-Patients-in-MTM.pdf
Practice Setting: Ambulatory Care, Community
Full Report of Project Destiny

APhA, NACDS and NCPA joined together for Project Destiny, which has identified potential mechanisms for offering services to patients that are valued by the healthcare system which can be replicable, scalable and economically viable for community pharmacy.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Full Report of Project Destiny

APhA, NACDS and NCPA joined together for Project Destiny, which has identified potential mechanisms for offering services to patients that are valued by the healthcare system which can be replicable, scalable and economically viable for community pharmacy.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
How to Conduct a Comprehensive Medication Review: A Guidebook for Pharmacists by Lauren B. Angelo and Jennifer Cerulli
Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Implementing MTM: Getting your game plan together

Incorporating MTM into your practice requires a shift in focus from the role of provider and educator of appropriate and safe medication use for individual prescriptions to a role that includes evaluation of the patient’s entire medication regimen and collaboration with the patient’s health care team.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Integrating pharmacogenomics into pharmacy practice via medication therapy management
In 2006, HHS initiated the Personalized Health Care Initiative with the goal of building the foundation for the delivery of gene-based care, which may prove to be more effective for large patient subpopulations. In the years since the initiative was launched, drug manufacturers and FDA have begun to incorporate pharmacogenomic data and applications of this information into the drug development, labeling, and approval processes. New applications and processes for using this emerging pharmacogenomics data are needed to effectively integrate this information into clinical practice. Building from the findings of a stakeholder workshop convened by APhA and the advancement of the pharmacist’s collaborative role in patient care through MTM, emerging roles for pharmacists using pharmacogenomic information to improve patient care are taking hold. Realizing the potential role of the pharmacist in pharmacogenomics through MTM will require connectivity of pharmacists into the electronic health record infrastructure to permit the exchange of pertinent health information among all members of a patient’s health care team. Addressing current barriers, concerns, and system limitations and developing an effective infrastructure will be necessary for pharmacogenomics to achieve its true potential.

Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Make your MTM practice more efficient

Learn helpful tips for planning ahead to ensure a more efficient and successful MTM practice.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Measuring success in your MTM practice

Identify specific measurable outcomes to gauge the success of your MTM practice.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
MTM Self Assessment Tool

How prepared are are you to provide medication therapy management (MTM) services to  the patients in your pharmacy practice setting? Please Take this quick 10-minute self-assessment survey to gauge how ready you are to deliver MTM!


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
MTMS Definition and Program Components

MTM  encompasses a broad range of professional activities and responsibilities within the licensed pharmacist’s, or other qualified health care provider's, scope of practice.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Patient Self Management: Diabetes

Patient Self-Management Program for Diabetes was the APhA Foundation's first demonstration project for diabetes, designed to establish a new health care delivery program at five pilot sites over the span of a year. ​Following of the success of the Asheville Project and other collaborative care programs involving pharmacists, the APhA Foundation rose to the challenge of developing a model that could be replicated and scaled up in diverse community and payer settings. With the support of a grant by Aventis Pharmaceuticals, PSMP for Diabetes was implemented with new components that focused on aligned incentives, collaborative care and a Patient Self-Management Program for Diabetes credentialing process.


Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Patient Self-Management Credential (PSMS)The Patient Self-Management Credential (PSMC) is a psychometrically validated tool developed by the APhA Foundation that empowers health care providers (HCPs) and patients to work together in meaningful and efficient ways to identify and address areas for improvement in the self-management of chronic diseases. Patient credentialing is a unique concept where patients’ knowledge of their disease, lifestyle requirements, and therapy adherence strategies are assessed so HCPs can tailor self-management education to the topics that are unfamiliar to the individual patient. Patients are also assessed on the skill set needed to effectively manage their chronic disease and how well they consistently perform those skills and work toward ongoing self-management.
Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Pharmacists Patient Care Services Digest
Resource: PDF icon Pharmacists Patient Care Services Digest 2015.pdf
Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Pharmacy Collaborative

PSTAC was founded in 2002 to improve the coding infrastructure necessary to support billing for pharmacists' professional services. The Coalition works to provide the national leadership necessary to position and secure pharmacy's place in the electronic data interchange (EDI) health encounter/claims processing and payment environment concerning all health care providers' professional services.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Pharmacy HIT Collaborative

An organization focusing on advancing electronic health records in all pharmacy patient care settings


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Project IMPACT: Diabetes

Launched in 2010, Project IMPACT: Diabetes is the first national diabetes self-management program conducted by the APhA Foundation in partnership with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Together on Diabetes initiative that is specifically designed to improve the health of underserved populations with limited access to quality care in 25 participating communities disproportionately affected by diabetes.


Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Promotional Flyer for Health Plans and Other Payers

Improving care for your plan participants and reducing costs by optimizing medication use.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Promotional Flyer for Pharmacists

Pharmacists improving care for patients by optimizing medication use.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Sound MTM Programs – 2006 Consensus Document

The purpose of this document is to help guide designers of MTM programs to identify the critical elements that support an effective, quality MTM program and allow them to be constructive in encouraging positive patient outcomes.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Target Patient–Pharmacist Communication to Improve Medication Adherence

Learn techniques to improve medication adherence within your practice.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
The Asheville Project

The Asheville Project, launched in 1997 by the City of Asheville, North Carolina, provided education and personal oversight for city employees with chronic health problems such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension and high cholesterol. Through the Asheville Project, employees with these conditions received intensive education through the Mission-St. Joseph’s Diabetes and Health Education Center and were teamed with community pharmacists who made sure they were using their medications correctly.


Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Quality Improvement

Title Summary
CPPA

Organization focused on increasing the quality of pharmacy services


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
FDA's MedWatch Program

MedWatch is your FDA gateway for clinically important safety information and reporting serious problems with human medical products.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
ISMP

Non-profit organization focusing on medication safetey


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
ISMP Community Pharmacy Risk Assessment

A tool to assess the safety of the medication use system in Community pharmacy practices


Practice Setting: Community
MedMarx Program

MEDMARX facilitates the collection and analysis of medication errors occurring in hospitals and related health systems.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention

An organization focusing on medication safety


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Patient Self Management: Diabetes

Patient Self-Management Program for Diabetes was the APhA Foundation's first demonstration project for diabetes, designed to establish a new health care delivery program at five pilot sites over the span of a year. ​Following of the success of the Asheville Project and other collaborative care programs involving pharmacists, the APhA Foundation rose to the challenge of developing a model that could be replicated and scaled up in diverse community and payer settings. With the support of a grant by Aventis Pharmaceuticals, PSMP for Diabetes was implemented with new components that focused on aligned incentives, collaborative care and a Patient Self-Management Program for Diabetes credentialing process.


Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Pharmacists Patient Care Services Digest
Resource: PDF icon Pharmacists Patient Care Services Digest 2015.pdf
Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
PQA

Organization focused on increasing the quality of pharmacy services


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Project IMPACT: Diabetes

Launched in 2010, Project IMPACT: Diabetes is the first national diabetes self-management program conducted by the APhA Foundation in partnership with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Together on Diabetes initiative that is specifically designed to improve the health of underserved populations with limited access to quality care in 25 participating communities disproportionately affected by diabetes.


Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
The Asheville Project

The Asheville Project, launched in 1997 by the City of Asheville, North Carolina, provided education and personal oversight for city employees with chronic health problems such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension and high cholesterol. Through the Asheville Project, employees with these conditions received intensive education through the Mission-St. Joseph’s Diabetes and Health Education Center and were teamed with community pharmacists who made sure they were using their medications correctly.


Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Reference

Title Summary
2008 APhA MTM Digest

The MTM Digest tracks implementation of MTM across the country, highlighting survey responses from MTM payers and providers and discussing key developments in the marketplace.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
2010 APhA MTM Digest

The MTM Digest tracks implementation of MTM across the country, highlighting survey responses from MTM payers and providers and discussing key developments in the marketplace.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
2011 APhA MTM Digest

The MTM Digest tracks implementation of MTM across the country, highlighting survey responses from MTM payers and providers and discussing key developments in the marketplace.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
2013 APhA MTM Digest

The MTM Digest tracks implementation of MTM across the country, highlighting survey responses from MTM payers and providers and discussing key developments in the marketplace.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
2014 MTM Digest

The MTM Digest tracks implementation of MTM across the country, highlighting survey responses from MTM payers and providers and discussing key developments in the marketplace.


Resource: PDF icon MTM Digest_2014 FINAL.pdf
Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
2016 APhA Pharmacists' Patient Care Services Digest

Based on an environmental scan of pharmacists who deliver patient care services, the Digest reports on evolving trends, successes, and barriers for the profession in transforming pharmacists’ roles to better meet patients’ needs through team-based care.


Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
How to Conduct a Comprehensive Medication Review: A Guidebook for Pharmacists by Lauren B. Angelo and Jennifer Cerulli
Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Patient Self Management: Diabetes

Patient Self-Management Program for Diabetes was the APhA Foundation's first demonstration project for diabetes, designed to establish a new health care delivery program at five pilot sites over the span of a year. ​Following of the success of the Asheville Project and other collaborative care programs involving pharmacists, the APhA Foundation rose to the challenge of developing a model that could be replicated and scaled up in diverse community and payer settings. With the support of a grant by Aventis Pharmaceuticals, PSMP for Diabetes was implemented with new components that focused on aligned incentives, collaborative care and a Patient Self-Management Program for Diabetes credentialing process.


Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Pharmacists Patient Care Services Digest
Resource: PDF icon Pharmacists Patient Care Services Digest 2015.pdf
Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Project IMPACT: Diabetes

Launched in 2010, Project IMPACT: Diabetes is the first national diabetes self-management program conducted by the APhA Foundation in partnership with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Together on Diabetes initiative that is specifically designed to improve the health of underserved populations with limited access to quality care in 25 participating communities disproportionately affected by diabetes.


Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
The Asheville Project

The Asheville Project, launched in 1997 by the City of Asheville, North Carolina, provided education and personal oversight for city employees with chronic health problems such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension and high cholesterol. Through the Asheville Project, employees with these conditions received intensive education through the Mission-St. Joseph’s Diabetes and Health Education Center and were teamed with community pharmacists who made sure they were using their medications correctly.


Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Research

Title Summary
Evidence for the Value of Pharmacists’ Patient Care Services

This compendium of pharmacist provision‐of‐care publications was created by a group of scientific experts charged them with identifying examples of the best evidence of pharmacists’ impact on patient medication–related and other health outcomes. 


Resource: PDF icon EvidenceforPharmacistsServices2000-2016.pdf
Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
2008 APhA MTM Digest

The MTM Digest tracks implementation of MTM across the country, highlighting survey responses from MTM payers and providers and discussing key developments in the marketplace.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
2010 APhA MTM Digest

The MTM Digest tracks implementation of MTM across the country, highlighting survey responses from MTM payers and providers and discussing key developments in the marketplace.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
2011 APhA MTM Digest

The MTM Digest tracks implementation of MTM across the country, highlighting survey responses from MTM payers and providers and discussing key developments in the marketplace.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
2013 APhA MTM Digest

The MTM Digest tracks implementation of MTM across the country, highlighting survey responses from MTM payers and providers and discussing key developments in the marketplace.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
2014 MTM Digest

The MTM Digest tracks implementation of MTM across the country, highlighting survey responses from MTM payers and providers and discussing key developments in the marketplace.


Resource: PDF icon MTM Digest_2014 FINAL.pdf
Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
2016 APhA Pharmacists' Patient Care Services Digest

Based on an environmental scan of pharmacists who deliver patient care services, the Digest reports on evolving trends, successes, and barriers for the profession in transforming pharmacists’ roles to better meet patients’ needs through team-based care.


Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
American Pharmacists Association Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS)

APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) stimulates the discovery, dissemination and application of research to improve patient health and serves pharmacists and those members who are involved in the pharmaceutical sciences.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
American Pharmacists Association Foundation Research Projects

The APhA Foundation is involved in a number of research projects that establish new models of practice for pharmacists and redefine patient care in pharmacy practice.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Diabetes Ten City Challenge

Conducted by the APhA Foundation with support from GlaxoSmithKline, the Diabetes Ten City Challenge established a voluntary employee health benefit, provided incentives through waived co-pays for diabetes medications and supplies, and helped people manage their diabetes with help from a pharmacist "coach" in collaboration with physicians and diabetes educators from 2005-2009.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences will publish original research papers, original research notes, invited topical reviews (including Minireviews), and editorial commentary and news. The area of focus shall be concepts in basic pharmaceutical science.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Journal of the American Pharmacists Association

The Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (ISSN 1544-3191 [print] and 1544-3450 [online]) is the official peer-reviewed journal of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), providing information on pharmaceutical care, drug therapy, diseases and other health issues, trends in pharmacy practice and therapeutics, informed opinion, and original research.


Practice Setting: Academia, Community, Consultant, Hospital
Patient Self Management: Diabetes

Patient Self-Management Program for Diabetes was the APhA Foundation's first demonstration project for diabetes, designed to establish a new health care delivery program at five pilot sites over the span of a year. ​Following of the success of the Asheville Project and other collaborative care programs involving pharmacists, the APhA Foundation rose to the challenge of developing a model that could be replicated and scaled up in diverse community and payer settings. With the support of a grant by Aventis Pharmaceuticals, PSMP for Diabetes was implemented with new components that focused on aligned incentives, collaborative care and a Patient Self-Management Program for Diabetes credentialing process.


Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Patient Self-Management Credential (PSMS)The Patient Self-Management Credential (PSMC) is a psychometrically validated tool developed by the APhA Foundation that empowers health care providers (HCPs) and patients to work together in meaningful and efficient ways to identify and address areas for improvement in the self-management of chronic diseases. Patient credentialing is a unique concept where patients’ knowledge of their disease, lifestyle requirements, and therapy adherence strategies are assessed so HCPs can tailor self-management education to the topics that are unfamiliar to the individual patient. Patients are also assessed on the skill set needed to effectively manage their chronic disease and how well they consistently perform those skills and work toward ongoing self-management.
Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Pharmacists Patient Care Services Digest
Resource: PDF icon Pharmacists Patient Care Services Digest 2015.pdf
Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
Project IMPACT: Diabetes

Launched in 2010, Project IMPACT: Diabetes is the first national diabetes self-management program conducted by the APhA Foundation in partnership with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Together on Diabetes initiative that is specifically designed to improve the health of underserved populations with limited access to quality care in 25 participating communities disproportionately affected by diabetes.


Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
The Asheville Project

The Asheville Project, launched in 1997 by the City of Asheville, North Carolina, provided education and personal oversight for city employees with chronic health problems such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension and high cholesterol. Through the Asheville Project, employees with these conditions received intensive education through the Mission-St. Joseph’s Diabetes and Health Education Center and were teamed with community pharmacists who made sure they were using their medications correctly.


Practice Setting: All Practice Settings
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