MTM Online Self-Study Learning Objectives
After completing the self-study modules online, pharmacists will be able to:
Module 1. The Current Landscape for MTM Services
- Explain the key components of medication therapy management (MTM).
- Discuss the MTM provisions of the Medicare Part D benefit, including requirements established by the Centers for Medicare
and Medicaid Services and the Affordable Care Act.
- List new opportunities for providing MTM services that were created by the Affordable Care Act, including patient-centered medical homes,
accountable care organizations, and transition of care activities.
- Cite data that describe the current status of MTM provision in the United States.
- Identify potential sources of reimbursement for the provision of MTM services.
- Define the five core elements of the MTM service model.
- Discuss the development of quality measures for MTM services.
- Describe the economic and clinical outcomes that are affected when pharmacist-provided patient care services increase.
- Explain the importance of advocacy to the development of MTM services.
Module 2. Becoming an MTM Practitioner. A Plan for Success
- Describe the components of a business plan.
- Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of current pharmacy operations and list potential services and barriers using a SWOT analysis and needs assessment.
- Write goals for providing medication therapy management (MTM) services.
- Describe appropriate activities for technicians, student pharmacists, and pharmacy practice residents involved with MTM services.
- Discuss reimbursement strategies to incorporate in the MTM business model.
- Outline the process and key considerations of making MTM services operational and integrated with existing services.
- Identify measures to track the economic, clinical, and humanistic outcomes of an MTM service.
- Project revenues and expenses to establish fees for MTM services.
- Review elements of a marketing plan for attracting patients, providers, employers, and payers to MTM services.
Module 3. Getting Ready for MTM Service Delivery: Knowledge and Skills
- Identify areas of therapeutic knowledge essential for providing medication therapy management (MTM) services.
- List at least seven types of medication-related problems and possible solutions.
- Describe strategies for and limitations of using clinical practice guidelines during MTM services.
- Explain pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic changes that are common in elderly adults.
- Define the term geriatric syndromes.
- Explain the risks of medication-related problems in elderly patients, and strategies for reducing their incidence.
- List patient assessment strategies that may be useful during MTM visits.
- Identify patients with low health literacy.
- Define techniques that support open communication with patients, including open-ended questions and active listening techniques.
- Describe a strategy for improving the cultural competence of pharmacists providing patient care during MTM visits.
- Identify the stages of behavior change in the Transtheoretical Model of Change.
- Describe the communication process used in motivational interviewing.
- Outline ways to adapt patient communication strategies when caring for patients with functional impairments.
Module 4. Ready for Action: Conducting an MTM Encounter
- Identify pertinent information that should be obtained from patients and other health care providers prior to a medication therapy management (MTM) visit.
- Explain how to greet a patient and begin a patient interview during a medication therapy review.
- Systematically review a patient's medication regimen to assess for medication-related problems (MRPs).
- Assess whether an elderly patient requires dosage adjustments for drugs that are cleared renally.
- Describe a strategy for prioritizing MRPs.
- Identify components of the personal medication record and medication-related action plan.
- Describe the steps involved in completing an assessment of a patient's medication-related needs.
- Document a MTM visit.
- Explain information that should be included in a SOAP note.
- Describe how to document MTM services for internal records, patient records, and communications with third parties.
MTM Live Seminar Schedule & Learning Objectives
After attending the live seminar, pharmacists 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, 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).
The live seminar will last from approximately 8 AM-5 PM.
MTM Post-Seminar Exercise Learning Objectives
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.
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Last Reviewed: May 22, 2014
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