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dc.contributor.advisorForbes, Stephanie
dc.contributor.advisorSzabados, Kwyn
dc.contributor.authorHarnisch, Alexa
dc.contributor.authorShoura, Aya
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-28T21:21:30Z
dc.date.available2019-06-28T21:21:30Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/633255
dc.descriptionClass of 2018 Abstracten_US
dc.description.abstractSpecific Aims: The specific aim of the project is the study the impact of connecting with primary care providers of eligible patients to complete MTM services though pharmacist-delivered CMRs. Our primary working hypothesis is that provider engagement though the Provider Outreach Program (POP) will allow more patients to receive MTM services than the standard MTM process. Methods: This study used a descriptive, retrospective design. Inclusion criteria for this study consisted of patients enrolled in the Provider Outreach Program. Beneficiaries of the program were the patients with two or more chronic conditions and taking multiple prescription medications eligible to receive MTM services as part of their Medicare Part D or individual prescription coverage. Since this study will be from 21 states and over a period of 4.75 months the estimated sample size was calculated to be roughly 53,000. The independent variable is the Provider Outreach Program (POP). The POP targets patients that the standard MTM process is unable to reach by directly contacting providers to increase the number of patients who benefit from MTM services. Demographics for all study participants consist of Medicare qualifying patients (65 years or older, disability, or end-stage renal disease). Descriptive variables will be participating state, total faxes sent, medication list received, POP CMRs completed, total outbound calls, standard CMRs completed, and reasons for denial of communication. The descriptive variables were analyzed by calculating percentages and totals for continuous variables (total faxes sent, medication lists received, POP CMRs completed, standard CMRs completed, and total outbound calls). Main Results: Of the total 52,170 faxes sent, 9,043 medication lists were received (17.9%) from PCPs. There was a 3.8-fold difference in successful CMR completion rates between the POP (16.4%) and the standard MTM program (4.3%). Conclusions: The POP can be utilized as a method to strengthen the outcomes of the standard process to increase the number of patients who benefit from MTM services.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en_US
dc.subjectMTMen_US
dc.subjectpatient educationen_US
dc.subjectprovider outreach programen_US
dc.subjectmultiple prescriptionsen_US
dc.subjectmedicare part Den_US
dc.subject.meshMedication Therapy Managementen_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Medication Knowledgeen_US
dc.subject.meshMedicare Part Den_US
dc.titleCapitalizing on Opportunities for Reaching Patients: Utilization of Providers in Delivering Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Servicesen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Reporten_US
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Pharmacy, The University of Arizonaen_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2019-05-16T00:00:00Z


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