The American Pharmacists Association’s
Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services:
A Certificate Training 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 practice-based 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
APhA’s Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services certificate training program has three components: online interactive self-study with assessment, the live seminar with online evaluation, and 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
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 provider
- 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, click here to visit APhA’s website.
- Check-in and continental breakfast
- Welcome, introductions, and acknowledgments
- The MTM Care Process
- Patient Communication During MTM Encounters
- Cultural Sensitivity
- Managing Special Needs of Elderly Patients
- Lunch and networking
- Case studies
- MTM Implementation: Financial and Operational Issues
- Next steps and take-home points
- Post-seminar assignment and final instructions
- Christine M. Klein, Pharm.D., FASCP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Introductory Experiential Education, Mercer University College of Pharmacy
- Maria Miller Thurston, Pharm. D., BCPS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Mercer University College of Pharmacy
Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) information and activity completion requirements
Initial Release Date: 11/01/2014
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 10 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (1.0 CEU). ACPE UAN: 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 continuing pharmacy education credit (0.8 CEU). ACPE UAN: 0202-9999-14-159-L04-P
- Successful completion of 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 continuing pharmacy education credit (0.30 CEU). ACPE UAN: 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.
The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Course materials and exams will be accessed online. You will need a modern Web browser and the ability to hear sound.
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. © 2014 American Pharmacists Association.
GPhA members: $299
Georgia pharmacist non-members: $499, which includes a GPhA membership good through August 31, 2018, qualifying you for CPE and Georgia Pharmacy Convention 2018 discounts and a subscription to Georgia Pharmacy magazine.
October 22, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
6065 Barfield Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
No refunds are available for this program. Should GPhA cancel your specific program, you will have an opportunity to transfer your registration to another available date. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify Phillip Ratliff in writing immediately. No refunds will be given due to registration cancellation, but timely notification of a cancellation may allow another person to participate in your place.
If you have questions about this program please contact Phillip Ratliff at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 426-1140.