APhA’s MTM Program Hosted by UT Austin
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is a licensed instructional partner of APhA’s Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services Certificate Training Program (MTM). The following information is taken from the APhA MTM website:
American Pharmacists Association’s Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services: A Certificate Program for Pharmacists
APhA’s Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services certificate training program (3rd Edition) presents a systematic approach for developing, implementing, delivering, and sustaining MTM services. It includes an overview of the marketplace for delivering MTM services, guidance for implementing MTM services in pharmacy practice, a review of the essential skills and knowledge needed for performing MTM successfully, and an organized process for identifying medication-related problems. The purpose of this certificate training program is to prepare pharmacists to improve medication use through the delivery of MTM services in a variety of practice settings.
The goals of this 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
- Online interactive self-study with assessment
- Live seminar with online evaluation
- Post-seminar case exercise
A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to participants who successfully complete all program components, including an evaluation.
Key Learning Objectives of the Live Training Seminar
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
- Conduct a thorough medication therapy review (MTR)
- When interviewing a patient, employ effective communication skills to overcome communication barriers
- Complete a personal medication record (PMR)
- Develop a medication-related action plan (MAP)
- Document medication therapy management (MTM) services in a manner that allows for evaluating patient progress, billing, and tracking clinical and financial outcomes
- Create a plan for patient follow-up
- Assess patient-specific data and issues, and interpret these findings to identify medication-related problems
- Develop a patient problem list and a list of the patient’s medication-related 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
- Discuss the elements of an effective medication therapy recommendation to another health care practitioner
- Describe the medication use concerns and adverse drug events that are more common in elderly patients
- Account for pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes when reviewing an elderly person’s medication regimen
- List important considerations when determining the operations of an MTM service
- Identify potential payers for MTM services
- Explain how to bill for MTM services using CPT codes
- Describe strategies for marketing MTM services
- Describe emerging opportunities for delivering MTM services
For a complete list of learning objectives and for all APhA accreditation information and policies, please visit APhA’s website.
CPE Information and Activity Completion Requirements
Initial release date: 11/01/2014; expiration date: 11/01/2017
Activity Type: Practice-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings
- Successful completion of the self-study component involves passing the self-study assessment with a grade of 70% or higher and will result in 12 contact hours of CPE credit (1.2 CEUs). ACPE Universal Activity Number: 0202-9999-14-158-H04-P.
- Successful completion of the live seminar component involves attending the full live seminar and completing the online evaluation. Successful completion of this component will result in 8 contact hours of CPE credit (0.8 CEU). ACPE Universal Activity Number: 0202-9999-14-159-L04-P
- Successful completion of the post seminar case exercise component involves completing 3 post cases and submitting an online attestation statement of completion. Successful completion of this component will result in 3 contact hours of CPE credit (0.3 CEU). ACPE Universal Activity Number: 0202-9999-14-160-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
Course material and exams will be accessed online – In order to participate in this activity, registrants must have access to a computer with minimum system requirements: Internet connectivity with current version of internet browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer (V9 and above); Adobe Acrobat Reader, Flash Player 8 or higher, Windows 95, Pentium 3 or equivalent processor, 64 MB of free memory (not 64 MB total), and Audio: Sound card and speakers or earphones. For full technology requirements, please visit http://www.pharmacist.com/delivering-medication-therapy-management-services
Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services: A Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists was originally created in 2007 by the American Pharmacists Association and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. Copyright © 2014 by the American Pharmacists Association.
Special / Company Programs
The UT Austin CPE office can coordinate private MTM training programs for your company. Contact the CPE office for more information.