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APhA's Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services: A Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists

Hosted by:   University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Time/Date: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, October 11, 2014
Location:  1441 Moursund Blvd,  Houston, TX 77030 

Register Now (registration ends September 11)

Course Description & Goals

This course is a designed to fulfill the requirements for the APhA National Certificate Program in MTM. APhA's Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services certificate training program is an active learning seminar in which participants practice a variety of communication techniques to elicit a patient’s medication experience and identify medication-related problems, using cases based on the real-life experiences of MTM providers.

Participants will gain experience interviewing patients; identifying and prioritizing medication-related problems; developing and implementing interventions; and documenting activities. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore various business models and billing strategies and discuss plans for implementation. Additional pre-seminar self-study modules, case studies, hands-on patient interviews, and assessment practice sessions, pharmacists will obtain the clinical knowledge and skills needed to establish medication therapy management services.

Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services in the Community was originally created in 2007 by the American Pharmacists Association and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

The goals of the certificate training program are to:

  • Advance public health and patient care through improved medication use.
  • Provide training to enhance pharmacists' ability to effectively provide MTM services.
  • Motivate increased numbers of pharmacists to establish MTM services.
  • Communicate benchmark practices for providing MTM services.

Course Requirements

To pass the course and earn a Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Credit and/or a Certificate of Achievement, participants must meet all the following requirements:

  1. Successfully complete the self-study assessment before attending the live portion of the program. A score of 70% or better is required on the self-assessment. Participants may have a maximum of two attempts to achieve a passing score. Successful completion of the self-study results in 10 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credits (1.0 CEU).
  2. Attend the live portion of the program and complete the online evaluation. Successful completion of evaluation will result in 8.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.80 CEU).
  3. Complete three patient cases per requirements below.
  4. Complete the online affirmation statement of post seminar exercise. Successful completion of online affirmation will result in 3.0 contact hours of continuing education credit (0.30 CEU).

Pre-Seminar Exercise

After completion of the self-study portion of the certificate training program, participants must complete two pre-seminar patient cases.

The pre-seminar exercises are intended to provide participants with initial experience in conducting a medication therapy review. Completing these exercises will give participants a baseline understanding of the process and allow them to identify questions and specific areas of difficulty to address during the live seminar. This activity is integral to a comprehensive learning experience and is useful for indentifying personal areas for additional practice and improvement. Participants should be prepared to use these patient cases during interactive portions of the live seminar.

To maintain patient privacy, participants must ensure that no patient identification information is included on the medication therapy review forms. Friends, family, and/or other patients with whom the pharmacist feels comfortable are all appropriate candidates for this activity. The pharmacist should explain to the patient that the interview and documentation is for educational purposes only, and the patient’s identity will remain confidential.

Seminar Learning Objectives

After completing the live seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how to overcome communication barriers and employ active listening when interviewing a patient.
  • Conduct a thorough medication therapy review. Complete a personal medication record (PMR).
  • Develop a medication-related action plan (MAP).
  • Perform the following tasks, given a patient case including one or more medications:
    • Assess patient-specific data and issues, and interpret these findings to identify the patient's medication-related problems.
    • Account for pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes when reviewing an elderly person's medication regimen.
    • Develop a list of the patient's drug therapy problems.
    • Establish goals of therapy for each medical condition and medication-related problem identified.
    • Make recommendations for resolving situations in which a patient's medications are potentially inappropriate.
  • Document services in a manner appropriate for evaluating patient progress, sufficient for billing purposes, and that facilitates tracking clinical and financial outcomes.
  • Discuss the elements of an effective recommendation to another health care practitioner.
  • Describe the medication use concerns and adverse drug events that affect senior patients.
  • Explain how to bill for MTM services using the appropriate CPT code(s).

Post-Seminar Exercise Learning Objectives

Following the same format as the pre-seminar exercises and using cases from the pharmacist's practice, participants must perform and document a medication therapy review for three additional patient cases. For each case, participants will identify and prioritize the patient's medication-related problems, develop appropriate interventions, complete the appropriate documentation, and devise a plan for follow-up.

After completing the post-seminar, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Conduct a thorough patient medication history for three patients.
  • Complete a personal medication record (PMR) for three patients.
  • Develop a medication-related action plan (MAP) for three patients.
  • Given three patient cases:
    • Identify patient-specific data and issues and interpret these findings to assess the patient's medication-related needs.
    • Apply the principles of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes when reviewing an elderly persons medication regimen.
    • Generate a list of medication-related problems for the patient.
    • Establish goals of therapy for each identified medical condition and medication-related problem.
    • Provide recommendations for modifying potentially inappropriate medication regimens.
  • Document services provided to three patients in a manner appropriate for evaluating patient progress, sufficient for billing purposes, and applicable to tracking of clinical and financial outcomes.

Activity Requirements, Registration and Fee & Refund Policy

Activity Requirements

Activity Requirements: Internet connectivity and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for participation in this activity. *Course material will be accessed online. For full technology requirements, please visit www.pharmacist.com/ctp.

Registration and Fee & Refund Policy

The course fee is $350.  Register Online Now through the UH School of Continuing & Professional Studies.

Fees are noted in the section above. No refunds for cancellationson or after September 11, 2014. Cancellations prior to September 11, 2014, will receive a refund minus a $175 processing fee regardless of whether the participant has redeemed an enrollment code or not.

Program Contact & Faculty

Program Contact

For more information on the program, please contact Dr. Santhi Masilamani at kmasilam@central.uh.edu or 832-842-8359.

Program Faculty

Santhi Masilamani, Pharm.D., CDE, MBA
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Houston
Lynn Simpson, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Houston

Parking

The TMC parking closest to the College of Pharmacy's TMC Campus is located in Garage 10.  Additionally, TMC Garage 6 is located on the opposite side of TIRR Memorial Hermann from the college (along Moursund).  The cost of parking for the duration of the Immunization program should be $12 and you can pay using a credit card when entering and exiting either of these parking garages.

For more information, please follow this link to the TMC Self-Pay Parking page http://www.tmcparking.org/tmcs-self-pay-parking-system/ or the main Parking page at http://www.tmcparking.org/, which includes a map.

Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Credit

Release Date: 2/1/2012; Expiration Date: 2/1/2015

Activity Type:  Practice-based

Target Audience:  Pharmacists in all practice settings

Successful completion of the self-study component will result in 10.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credits (1.0 CEUs)ACPE UAN: 202-999-12-002-H04-P

Successful completion of the live seminar component will result in 8 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.8 CEUs)ACPE UAN: 202-999-12-001-L04-P

Successful completion of the post-seminar exercise will result in 3.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.3 CEUs)ACPE UAN: 202-999-12-003-H04-P

Once credit is claimed, Statements of Credit will be available online within 24 hours on participant’s CPE Monitor profile at www.nabp.net.  The Certificate of Achievement will be available online upon successful completion of the necessary activity requirements on the participant’s “My Training” page on www.pharmacist.com.

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Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services was originally developed by the American Pharmacists Association and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

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