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Recommendations for Overcoming Barriers to Medication Therapy Management Implementation, Part 1: Review of Literature

Author(s):  Fyke Jeremy P, Yale Robert N, Corbett Corinne, Litera Natalie

Issue:  Jul/Aug 2008 - Hormone Replacement Therapy
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Abstract:  As a required service of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, medication therapy management services must be offered by all Part D prescription drug plan sponsors in order to improve overall knowledge of medication usage for targeted patients. Those targeted patients include patients who have multiple chronic diseases, have been prescribed several covered Part D medications, and are paying at least $4,000 in out-of-pocket expenses for their medication each year. This article serves as a literature review of medication therapy management services and serves as an introduction to a study conducted by the authors concerning some of the barriers and recommendations to overcome such barriers encountered by Indiana pharmacists.

Related Keywords: Jeremy P. Fyke, MA, Robert N. Yale, MA, Corinne Corbett, BA, Natalie Litera, BA, medication therapy management, Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, patient education, patient compliance, drug interactions, consulting, patient outcome, community pharmacy

Related Categories: LEGAL, PATIENT EDUCATION, LITERATURE REVIEW, PROFESSIONAL ISSUES

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