Improving Patient Care for Persons with Chronic Disease: Examining the Use of MTM (medication Therapy Management) and Medicare Billing for Patient Counseling by Community Pharmacists in Alaska

Improving Patient Care for Persons with Chronic Disease: Examining the Use of MTM (medication Therapy Management) and Medicare Billing for Patient Counseling by Community Pharmacists in Alaska

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Methods. A survey of Alaska's pharmacists (n = 53) determined attitudes and understanding about MTM. Key informant interviews (n = 15) provided additional insight. Two tools were then developed to assist pharmacists to help answer questions and increase publicity about MTM.In January 2006, the Centers for Medicare Service (CMS) activated three temporary Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes, allowing providers to bill CMS (Medicare) for these counseling services. Reimbursement rates vary by plan, anbsp;...


Title:Improving Patient Care for Persons with Chronic Disease: Examining the Use of MTM (medication Therapy Management) and Medicare Billing for Patient Counseling by Community Pharmacists in Alaska
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Publisher:ProQuest - 2007
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