To tap into a mother lode of medication therapy management (MTM) information, pharmacists can check it out by logging on the Web, which includes the following sites:
- The American Pharmacists Association has an MTM resource center at www.nacdsfoundation.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=789. Materials include an MTM training manual on how to implement MTM in a community pharmacy and a link to the model for MTM created by the foundation and APhA. The model includes a description of the core set of services R.Ph.s use to manage medications.
- For information about pharmacy current procedural terminology (CPT) codes, go to the Pharmacist Services Technical Advisory Coalition at www.pstac.org. Information includes the code model, the rationale, and clinical vignettes to illustrate how the codes would be used for billing.
- A free on-line platform to facilitate the delivery of MTM services is available at www.medicarerights.org/maincontentpolicy_mtmbrief.pdf. The 15-page brief includes a critique of current Part D MTM programs and suggestions for improvement.
- Check out the Pharmacy Quality Alliance at