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Integrating Clinical Pharmacists Into Primary Care

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Webinar Date: October 20, 2021 1:00 pm

In today’s primary care practice environment, with increased demands on physicians’ time, increased complexity of medication management and increased performance expectations, primary care physicians can create team-based, patient-centered programs that have a real impact. Collaborating with clinical pharmacists is a promising way to expand team-based care.

Clinical pharmacists are among the least understood and most underrated members of the health care team. The duration of their education and clinical training positions them to support patient care management in advanced primary care.

In this webinar, Peter Teichman, MD, MPA, and Shaowei Wan, PhD, BPharm, will cover practical ideas for collaboration and offer insight into how clinical pharmacists are expanding the ability of primary care doctors to resolve complex clinical challenges and enhance quality of care for their patients.

They will also discuss three things that facilitate this work:

  1. Collaborative practice agreements (CPAs)
  2. Electronic health record capacity
  3. Scheduling and referral management

Related AAFP article by presenters: How to Integrate Clinical Pharmacists Into Primary Care


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A Better Way to Manage Medications

Webinar Date: September 22, 2021

Prescription medicine is the most common treatment for medical problems in America, but medication has the power both to heal and harm.  Illness and death resulting from the wrong prescription, the wrong dose, skipped doses or new medication-related issues cost an estimated $528 billion each year.

HealthPartners is an integrated health care organization—serving more than 1.8 million medical and dental health plan members nationwide.

Comprehensive medication management is available as a benefit to all HealthPartners members with pharmacy benefits through HealthPartners (Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial) and is optional for employers who carve out their pharmacy benefits to an outside PBM. It is a benefit—no minimum criteria required for participation. High-risk candidates are targeted for services (invitations, financial engagement incentives for network providers) utilizing HealthPartners pharmacy and medical claims information and EHR data (when available) in a proprietary algorithm.

In this webinar, participants will learn about a team-based, patient centered approach to medication optimization proven to both improve patient care and reduce overall health care costs from GTMRx Distinguished Fellow Mary McClurg, PharmD, and Annie Ideker, MD.

Learning Outcomes:
After the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the problem of medication non-optimization and its financial and clinical impact on client health and well-being;
  2. Distinguish between the common practice of medication therapy management and the specialized, clearly-defined practice of comprehensive medication management;
  3. Assess the evidence for the efficacy of comprehensive medication management as it achieves the quadruple aim of better care, lower costs, improved patient experience and improved provider well-being; and
  4. Identify the key barriers to wide-scale implementation of comprehensive medication management.


Speakers

Mary Roth McClurg

Mary Roth McClurg, Pharm.D., MHS

Professor, Executive Vice Dean-Chief Academic Officer
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Annie Ideker, MD

Senior Medical Advisor – Clinician Experience; Senior Medical Advisor - Clinician/Patient Relationships (Ambulatory)
HealthPartners
Amie Brooks headshot

Amie Brooks, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCACP

Director of Strategic Initiatives
American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Recording & Materials

Alternative Payment Approaches for Advancing Comprehensive Medication Management in Primary Care

Webinar Date: September 16, 2021

This webinar will showcase how inter-professional teams can optimize medication use and advance comprehensive medication management in practice by understanding the opportunities in evolving value-based payment models.

“The increasing prevalence of complex, chronic conditions has profound implications on the growing demand and cost of health care. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is testing data-driven approaches to care delivery and payment that are drawn from innovative practices of health care providers and other partners in the health care community. The shift from fee-for-service to value-based care and performance-based payment places increased priority on improved outcomes at lower costs.”—Kathy Pham, PharmD

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify value-based care payment models to comprehensive medication management;
  • Discuss innovative, coordinated, team-based models of care for persons with complex, chronic diseases
  • Describe unique Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation community initiatives that integrate primary care, care management, population health and management of those with multiple chronic diseases;
  • Explain how interdisciplinary care teams, including pharmacists, can assess best medication approaches for individual patients.

Link to Kathy Pham’s article published in Pharmacy Practice: Alternative payment approaches for advancing comprehensive medication management in primary care


Speakers

Kathy Pham, Pharm.D., BCPPS

Director, Policy and Professional Affairs
ACCP

Ann Greiner

President, Chief Executive Officer
Primary Care Collaborative (PCC)
Recording & Materials

A $528 billion problem: How employers can avoid medication overuse, underuse and misuse

Webinar Date: June 3, 2021

We have a problem. When drugs are wrong, skipped or make you sick, 275,000 lives are lost. Add to that the $528 billion wasted.1 Much of the economic burden is absorbed by self-insured employers through cost drivers like readmissions, additional ER visits or more mediations needed to fix the problems. This is unacceptable.

Watch this webinar to hear from two leading experts on ways to implement a buy-right strategy when working with medical carriers, PBMs, etc., and in structuring benefit plan design on the medical and pharmacy side as you pursue value-based care.

After viewing this webinar, you will:

  • Understand why the current system of trial-and-error medication use must change in order to eliminate the waste of health plan assets.
  • Understand how comprehensive medication management (CMM) is being used today to effectively transform and optimize medication use while achieving measurable, positive treatment outcomes that save lives and money.
  • Grasp the value equation for employer advocacy for a new medication use process through CMM in practice.
  • Recognize why employers should be key leaders of change.
  • Learn what you can do to take action now!

The Employer Toolkit, developed by the GTMRx Employer Toolkit Taskforce, explores the benefits of CMM for individuals and for the employers who pay for benefits.

The toolkit covers topics, such as:

  • What is CMM
  • How CMM differs from traditional MTM
  • The ROI of CMM in practice
  • Patients that benefit the most from CMM services
  • CMM & value-based strategies (return-on-investment)
  • CMM & Pharmacogenomics testing
  • Employer call to action


Speakers

Sandra G. Morris

Sandra G. Morris, RN, MSN, CHC

Senior Advisor, GTMRx Institute; Formerly Senior Manager, US Benefits, Procter & Gamble
GTMRx
Jan Hirsch

Jan Hirsch, BS Pharm, Ph.D.

Director and Founding Dean, Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of California, Irvine
Recording & Materials

Bipartisan Policy Center and GTMRx Institute Event | Building Vaccine Confidence During COVID-19: The Role of the Medical Neighborhood

Webinar Date: April 6, 2021

Vaccinating Americans is critical to preventing severe illness or death from COVID-19 and ultimately stopping the pandemic. It is also essential in getting people back to work, to play and to living. To achieve widespread vaccination, engagement of the medical neighborhood is fundamental when implementing community programs designed to effectively build vaccine confidence. While we have seen encouraging vaccination rates, urgent action is necessary to reach herd immunity which experts estimate would require anywhere from 70% to 90% of the U.S. population be fully vaccinated. The reasons people are skeptical about taking the coronavirus vaccine are complex. Building vaccine confidence requires proactive and thoughtful public awareness, education and engagement of a variety of local stakeholders including community members.


Speakers

Susan Dentzer

Senior Policy Fellow at the Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy
Duke University
Katherine Capps

Katherine Capps (Co-founder, Executive Director)

Executive Director and Co-Founder
GTMRx
Recording & Materials

Moving from Precise to Personalized: Comprehensive Medication Management with Pharmacogenomics in Practice

Webinar Date: March 2, 2021

Optimizing medication use through comprehensive medication management (CMM) in practice moves us to care that is precise and personalized. Pharmacogenomics (PGx) testing makes treatment more precise. Using PGx as a tool within the CMM process makes care personalized. Integrating the two ensures we get medications right at scale, leading to better health and lower costs across populations. But, how do we do this?

To find out, listen to our panel discussion with Anthony Morreale, Pharm.D., associate chief consultant for clinical pharmacy services and policy at the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, and Jane Cheshire-Gilbert, CPA, director of retiree health care for the Teachers’ Retirement System of Kentucky, moderated by Katherine H. Capps, co-founder and executive director of the GTMRx Institute.

Anthony discusses the integration of CMM within the VA while Jane presents the benefits of CMM with PGx for retirees from the health plan administrator point of view.


Speakers

Jane Cheshire Gilbert, CPA

Director, Retiree Health Care
Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Kentucky (TRS)
Anthony Morreale

Anthony P. Morreale, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, FASHP

Associate Chief Consultant for Clinical Pharmacy and Policy
Department of Veterans Affairs Pharmacy Benefits Management
Recording & Materials

Practice Transformation: CMM Adoption Across the Care Continuum (1 hour)

Webinar Date: November 19, 2020

The Practice and Care Delivery Transformation Workgroup leadership discusses the various regions of practice transformation that are necessary to advance an integrated comprehensive medication management (CMM) practice. Peer-reviewed research is presented to identify the current state of evidence, how to overcome gaps in CMM implementation and the different metrics used to evaluate a CMM program. Presenters discuss examples of best practices in both the public and the private sector as well as effective, compelling strategies to encourage implementation and adoption.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Determine the tools needed to address the current gaps in CMM implementation and research needed to work with health plans, employers and consumers.
  2. Identify the classification and utilization of metrics in a CMM practice setting.
  3. Showcase expert practices who have implemented successful CMM programs that optimize medication use through patient-centered, team-based services.
  4. Examine the difference CMM makes for a patient by decreasing waste, increasing quality and saving both lives and money.


Speakers

Marcia Buck, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPPS

Director of Clinical Practice Advancement
American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Shawn McFarland headshot

M. Shawn McFarland, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCACP

National Clinical Pharmacy Practice Program Manager, Clinical Practice Integration and Model Advancement, Clinical Pharmacy Practice Office, Pharmacy Benefits Management Services
Veterans Health Administration

Julie Groppi, Pharm.D., FASHP

National Program Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Practice, Policy and Standards, Clinical Pharmacy Practice Office (CPPO), Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM) Service (10P4P)
VA Central Office

Heather Ourth, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP

National Program Manager: Clinical Pharmacy Practice Program and Outcomes Assessment, Pharmacy Benefits Management Services 10P4P
Department of Veterans Affairs

Curtis Haas, Pharm.D., FCCP

Chief Pharmacy Officer
University of Rochester Medical Center
Amie Brooks headshot

Amie Brooks, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCACP

Director of Strategic Initiatives
American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Recording & Materials

Payment and Policy: Demonstrating Value (30 minutes)

Webinar Date: November 17, 2020

The Payment and Policy Solutions Workgroup leadership discusses the value and necessity of key players to facilitate buy-in of CMM as well as policy solutions and payment reform options for both advocates and policy makers. In addition, you’ll learn how telehealth provides a path to collaborative, interprofessional care teams by examining the current state and identifying solutions to key barriers to support expansion of CMM.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify key stakeholder values to facilitate engagement and buy-in towards the adoption of CMM.
  2. Discuss a CMM value framework, with policy solutions and payment reform options for programs, designed to save lives and save money through a patient-centered, team-based approach.
  3. Learn how telehealth provides a path to interprofessional care teams working collaboratively to optimize medication use.
  4. Analyze the key barriers for telehealth delivery of CMM implementation and evaluate the solutions to support expansion of CMM.


Speakers

Mary Ann Kliethermes, B.S. Pharm., Pharm.D., FAPhA, FCIOM

Director, Medication Safety and Quality
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Bayli Larson, Pharm.D., MS, BCPS

Executive Fellow, Association Leadership and Management
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Recording & Materials

Health IT: Turning Data into Actionable Information (30 minutes)

Webinar Date: November 13, 2020

The Health IT to Support Optimized Medication Use Workgroup leadership offers an overview of turning data into actionable information. Hear more about the four foundational pillars of health IT in order to provide leadership, guidance and recommendations that will enable broad practice adoption of a systematic approach to CMM use throughout the continuum of care. Through helpful tips, recommendations and actionable examples, learn how your company relates to organizations and partnerships of various sizes, levels of maturity and settings.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Discuss the capabilities and functionalities needed to leverage health IT at the point of care to efficiently and effectively optimize medications.
  2. Uncover actionable data opportunities to get you started—regardless of your practice settings—to move your organization across key levels of maturity.
  3. Understand helpful tips and recommendations of health IT to capture key data, population risk stratification, care coordination and outcome reporting.
  4. Evaluate the tools you may have available to conduct a risk stratification process to identify those at risk of not meeting clinical goals of therapy as a first step in building the business case for more robust investment in CMM program design and support.


Speakers

Molly J. Ekstrand, BPharm, BCACP, AE-C

Account Medical Advisor
Boehringer Ingelheim
Recording & Materials

Precision Medicine: Leveraging the Power of Pharmacogenomics to Improve Patient Care (30 minutes)

Webinar Date: November 12, 2020

The Precision Medicine Enablement via Advanced Diagnostics Workgroup and Pharmacogenomics Payment and Policy Taskforce leadership offers an overview of leveraging the power of pharmacogenomics (PGx) to improve patient care. Presenters demonstrate that the integration of PGx testing into CMM services can reduce costs, increase provider education and improve patient outcomes, satisfaction and access to care. The webinar reviews the cost-effectiveness of multi-gene PGx testing in a CMM practice and examine organizational case studies and a patient story that demonstrate PGx-testing benefits in a Medicare population.

Learning Objectives

  1. Evaluate the impact of PGx as a tool used during the delivery of CMM services to achieve the quadruple aim.
  2. Discover the key success factors associated with increased PGx testing as a tool during the CMM process, including education of patients and health care professionals, reimbursement of PGx testing and reduced clinic, ER visits and hospitalizations.
  3. Discuss the cost-effectiveness of multigene pharmacogenomic testing during the CMM process in a Medicare population.
  4. Identify how a patient’s health care journey is improved by the utilization of PGx testing along with CMM service delivery.


Speakers

Jill Bates, Pharm.D., MS, BCOP, FASHP

PHASeR Pharmacy Program Manager
Durham VA Health Care System

Brian Litten, JD

Chief Strategic Growth Officer
Tabula Rasa HealthCare
Recording & Materials

Helping Employers Avoid Waste in Pharmacy Benefits Spend: The Role of Comprehensive Medication Management

Webinar Date: October 30, 2020

Cheryl Larson, president and CEO of Midwest Business Group on Health and GTMRx Employer Toolkit Taskforce member, discusses how comprehensive medication management (CMM) can strengthen employer health plans. Learn about how the current model of paying for low value medications no longer works and how employers, as health plan fiduciaries, can utilize innovative strategies such as CMM to provide high value care for plan participants while protecting plan assets. Understand how CCM helps employers to saves lives, improve employee productivity and enhance clinical outcomes.

At the close of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify top employer health plan priorities for 2020.
  • Offer insight into employer opinions concerning the current system of medication use.
  • Understand the CMM process and how it can provide value to employers in accomplishment of their health plan priorities
  • Discuss the strategies progressive employers are using to optimize medication use.
  • Identify ways in which CMM can contribute to the accomplishment of employer health plan strategies.


Speakers

Cheryl Larson

President and Chief Executive Officer
Midwest Business Group on Health
Recording & Materials

Medication Management Reform: How We Integrate Technology

Webinar Date: August 26, 2020

Molly Ekstrand, BPharm, BCACP, AE-C, Consultant with North Star Medication Optimization, LLC, along with Jane Gilbert, CPA, Director of Retiree Health Care, Teachers Retirement System of the State of Kentucky, offer an overview of how health care IT infrastructure can efficiently enable health systems, payers and purchasers of health care to identify groups of patients who will most likely benefit from comprehensive medication management services.

Hear more about using a risk stratification process for patient identification to select individuals that benefit most from comprehensive medication management services intended to produce value-based outcomes: economic, humanistic and clinical.  There will also be discussion about why it is vital for regulators, care providers and payers to work together to establish standards and best practices to ensure access to clinical information, to include diagnostics, at the point of care.

This webinar will also showcase a case example of risk stratification in action with the Teachers Retirement System in Kentucky.


At the close of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what is needed within organizations to leverage health IT to enable comprehensive medication management (CMM).
  • Discuss use of data aggregation tools today and where they need to evolve to support medication optimization and the CMM process.
  • Explain what data and information is needed to inform CMM programs for patients and their care team for effective and accurate clinical decision making.
  • Discuss the health IT capabilities and functionalities supporting CMM practice to include risk stratification to identify those at risk of not meeting clinical goals of therapy and how CMM services can then help optimize medications for improved outcomes.
  • Discuss how the CMM process was informed by PGx for a retiree population.


Speakers

Molly J. Ekstrand, BPharm, BCACP, AE-C

Account Medical Advisor
Boehringer Ingelheim

Jane Cheshire Gilbert, CPA

Director, Retiree Health Care
Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Kentucky (TRS)
Recording & Materials

Medication Management Reform: How We Practice

Webinar Date: July 22, 2020

Join Paul Grundy, M.D., MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, chief transformation officer of Innovaccer and president of the GTMRx Institute; Todd Sorensen, Pharm.D., FAPhA, FCCP, associate dean for strategic initiatives and innovations, Department of Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems at the University of Minnesota; and Kylee Funk, Pharm.D., BCPS, associate professor, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, as they offer an overview of actions that providers can take in their practice in order to assist in the implementation of comprehensive medication management.

Optimal patient care cannot happen without a systematic approach to medication use, and that will require significant structural changes. This webinar will give insight into making the case for medication management reform and focus primarily on practice and care delivery to outline how providers can enhance the patient experience, improve population health, reduce costs and, for primary care, bring back the joy in practicing medicine.


Speakers

Todd Sorensen, Pharm.D.

Professor and Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation
College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota

Kylee Funk, PharmD

Associate Professor
University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
Recording & Materials

Pharmacogenomics: What you need to know during COVID-19 and lessons learned from implementation in team-based care

Webinar Date: June 9, 2020

Pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics (PGx) are trending as important fields for targeting correct therapies. Pharmacogenomics testing is an important tool to ensure a personalized approach to medication use not only today but in the future.

It makes sense that evaluation of a patient’s genotype can support the clinical decision-making process, improving patient outcomes. So, why are advances made at the bench not reaching the bedside? What are the barriers we need to overcome? Further, how do we incorporate PGx into team-based care, and how can PGx aid in treatment decisions for COVID-19 patients? This webinar will explore PGx with overviews from two recently published articles.

Hear from a clinical pharmacist and a research consultant as they discuss findings from two separate research studies on pharmacogenomics. Colleen Keenan, a consultant with The Advisory Board’s Clinical Innovators Council, will share findings from her recent paper, “Considering pharmacogenomics during COVID-19? Here’s what you need to know.” And Emily J. Cicali, Pharm.D., BCPS, clinical associate professor at the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy, shares highlights from her recent PCORI-funded publication, “Challenges and lessons learned from clinical pharmacogenetic implementation of multiple gene-drug pairs across ambulatory care settings.”

Some of the questions we’ll address include:

  • How are PGx practice activities implemented and impacted during COVID-19?
  • In the post-pandemic environment, what will likely be the realities of team-based, person-centered care using PGx as a tool to support CMM?
  • What are the barriers to implementation of PGx in team-based care in an ambulatory care setting?
  • What are important process-of-care lessons learned during COVID-19?
  • How will lessons learned from implementing team-based PGx in ambulatory care settings help shape future PGx clinical trials and clinical implementations?
  • And more…


Speakers

Colleen Keenan photo

Colleen Keenan

Consultant
The Advisory Board
Recording & Materials

Telehealth during COVID-19: Opportunity to expand access to comprehensive medication management?

Webinar Date: May 28, 2020

The COVID-19 global health care crisis has created a real opportunity to expand access to care through telehealth. How do we optimize patient outcomes and ensure appropriate use of medications virtually?

In recent weeks commercial and public payors have increasingly extended coverage, and health systems are mobilizing quickly to expand programs to meet the rapid increase in demand for services. The coronavirus emergency supplemental legislation has expanded Medicare coverage of telehealth.

Hear from a clinical pharmacist and a policy analyst as they discuss barriers to implementation and opportunities that the coronavirus pandemic offers to expand telehealth services. They will consider in what way these changes may impact care delivery.

Tune in to hear more about:

  • Coronavirus emergency supplemental legislation—what does this mean in terms of access, coverage and expansion of telehealth services?
  • How has telemedicine use changed during the pandemic; what services are being virtualized?
  • What do we expect to see in terms of regulatory shifts, and how will this change the way telehealth is provided in the future?
  • How does telehealth provide a path to interprofessional care teams working collaboratively to optimize medication use?
  • Beyond COVID-19, what are some of the key considerations for implementation, evaluation and coverage of CMM services in telehealth practices?


Additional Resources:

“A Framework for Evaluating the ROI of Telehealth”

“Opportunities To Expand Telehealth Use Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic,” Health Affairs, 16 March 2020

Implementation and evaluation of comprehensive medication management in telehealth practices” Journal of American Clinical Pharmacy, January 2020


Speakers

Melissa Badowski, PharmD, MPH, FCCP, BCIDP, BCPS, AAHIVP

Clinical Associate Professor, Section of Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy
University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy

Jared Augenstein, MA, MPH

Director
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Recording & Materials

Live Panel Discussion | Get the Medications Right: Innovations in Team-Based Care

Webinar Date: February 6, 2020

Why this? Why now?

The goal of the GTMRx Institute is to ensure appropriate and personalized use of medication and gene therapies by advancing to a scientific, evidence-based and cost-effective decision-making process and a team-based, systematic approach to medication use. We believe this will offer consumers a personalized approach to medication use. For those who pay for care, it will create a reduction in total cost of care—saving lives and saving money.

Critical to this goal is our work sponsoring and supporting multi-stakeholder activities that will encourage practice transformation, create pathways for dissemination of evidence and innovation and encourage payment and policy reform.

At our February summit we discussed how we can harness and scale what we know works from the decades of work happening across health care to integrate medication experts into the care team and to facilitate “whole-person” medication use. We examined what we can do to fix the trial-and-error approach to medication use that’s costing 275,000 people their lives and $528 billion in waste that we all pay for.

If you missed the live Bipartisan Policy Center and GTMRx Institute event, the recording is available and features:

Katherine Herring Capps
Executive Director and Co-founder, GTMRx

Carolyn Clancy, M.D.
Deputy Under Secretary for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks, Veterans Health Administration

Susan Dentzer, M.P.H.
Senior Policy Fellow, Robert J. Margolis Center of Health Policy, Duke University

Gregory Downing, DO, Ph.D.
Founder, Innovation Horizons, LLC, & Co-Chair of Health Datapalooza

Elizabeth Fowler, J.D., Ph.D.
Executive Vice President of Programs, Commonwealth Fund

Gerard A. Greskovic, RPh, CACP, CDE
System Director, Ambulatory Pharmacy Programs, Enterprise Pharmacy
Clinical Instructor of Pharmacy at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Anand Parekh, M.D.
Chief Medical Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center

Dan Rehrauer, PharmD
Senior Manager, Medication Therapy Management Program, HealthPartners


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Recording & Materials

Live Opening Remarks and Discussion | Get the Medications Right: Innovations in Team-Based Care

Webinar Date: February 6, 2020

Why this? Why now?

The goal of the GTMRx Institute is to ensure appropriate and personalized use of medication and gene therapies by advancing to a scientific, evidence-based and cost-effective decision-making process and a team-based, systematic approach to medication use. We believe this will offer consumers a personalized approach to medication use. For those who pay for care, it will create a reduction in total cost of care—saving lives and saving money.

Critical to this goal is our work sponsoring and supporting multi-stakeholder activities that will encourage practice transformation, create pathways for dissemination of evidence and innovation and encourage payment and policy reform.

At our February summit we discussed how we can harness and scale what we know works from the decades of work happening across health care to integrate medication experts into the care team and to facilitate “whole-person” medication use. We examined what we can do to fix the trial-and-error approach to medication use that’s costing 275,000 people their lives and $528 billion in waste that we all pay for.

If you missed the live Bipartisan Policy Center and GTMRx Institute event, the recording is available and features:

Katherine Herring Capps
Executive Director and Co-founder, GTMRx

Carolyn Clancy, M.D.
Deputy Under Secretary for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks, Veterans Health Administration

Susan Dentzer, M.P.H.
Senior Policy Fellow, Robert J. Margolis Center of Health Policy, Duke University

Gregory Downing, DO, Ph.D.
Founder, Innovation Horizons, LLC, & Co-Chair of Health Datapalooza

Elizabeth Fowler, J.D., Ph.D.
Executive Vice President of Programs, Commonwealth Fund

Gerard A. Greskovic, RPh, CACP, CDE
System Director, Ambulatory Pharmacy Programs, Enterprise Pharmacy
Clinical Instructor of Pharmacy at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Anand Parekh, M.D.
Chief Medical Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center

Dan Rehrauer, PharmD
Senior Manager, Medication Therapy Management Program, HealthPartners


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Recording & Materials

Core tenets to implement CMM in primary care: Getting the medications right

Webinar Date: September 26, 2019

Comprehensive medication management (CMM) is a systematic approach to ensuring all medications are safe, effective and appropriate for the patient. But operationalizing CMM into team-based primary care delivery takes a systematic approach, too. This webinar offers a customizable blueprint for delivery of CMM and demonstrates how it improves work-life balance for primary care providers. It includes strategies learned from practices in the field and showcases research-based tools practices can use to implement CMM.

Featuring the voices of Mary Roth McClurg, Pharm.D., MHS, professor and executive vice dean-chief academic officer at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Ed Webb, Pharm.D., MPH, FCCP, GTMRx Institute board member and senior policy advisor to the executive director and Board of Regents of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.


Speakers

Todd Sorensen, Pharm.D.

Professor and Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation
College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota
Mary Roth McClurg

Mary Roth McClurg, Pharm.D., MHS

Professor, Executive Vice Dean-Chief Academic Officer
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Ed Webb

C. Edwin Webb, Pharm.D., MPH, FCCP (Pharmacist)

Senior Policy Advisor to the Executive Director and Board of Regents
American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
Recording & Materials

Pharmacogenomics: Lowering costs, improving outcomes through personalized medicine

Webinar Date: August 7, 2019

Pharmacogenomics considers the role of the genome in drug response. It combines pharmacology and genomics, considering how the genetic makeup of an individual affects his/her response to drugs.

Today, more than ever before, we have the ability to target the right drug to improve a patient’s quality of life while also eliminating waste from non-optimized medications. This webinar provided an overview of pharmacogenomics and showcased an employer case example of the opportunities and savings available to employers and health plans through integration of personalized medicine into benefit plan design.

Featuring the voices of Jane Cheshire Gilbert, CPA, director of retiree health care for the Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Kentucky and Steve Goldberg, MD, vice president, medical affairs, population health and chief health officer, health & wellness, Quest Diagnostics, GTMRx Institute board member.


Speakers

Steven Goldberg

Steven Goldberg, MD, MBA

VP, Medical Affairs, Population Health, Chief Health Officer, Health and Wellness
Quest Diagnostics

Jane Cheshire Gilbert, CPA

Director, Retiree Health Care
Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Kentucky (TRS)
Recording & Materials

CMM Practice in Real Time: Clinical pharmacy specialists on the VA care team

Webinar Date: June 19, 2019

Comprehensive medication management is a team sport, with the potential to improve patient care and access while optimizing the skills of all clinicians on the team. The Veterans Health Administration has systematically integrated clinical pharmacy specialists into the care team to accomplish CMM for a range of chronic conditions. In this webinar, we explore the practice model and outcomes of CMM integration, as well as the tools that support the team.

Featuring the voices of Anthony P. Morreale, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, FASHP, associate chief consultant for clinical pharmacy and policy for the Department of Veterans Affairs Pharmacy Benefits Management in VA Central Office, Julie Groppi, Pharm.D., FASHP, national PBM program manager for clinical pharmacy practice policy and standards for VA Central Office and Brig. Gen. Allison Hickey (Ret.) USAF, former undersecretary of the Veterans Benefits Administration, CEO and founder of All In Solutions LLC and GTMRx Institute founding board member.


Speakers

Brig. Gen. Allison Hickey

Chief Executive Officer
All In Solutions LLC
Anthony Morreale

Anthony P. Morreale, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, FASHP

Associate Chief Consultant for Clinical Pharmacy and Policy
Department of Veterans Affairs Pharmacy Benefits Management
Recording & Materials

Acting on the $528 Billion Opportunity: Training to Advance Comprehensive Medication Management in Practice

Webinar Date: May 14, 2019

Comprehensive medication management (CMM) is recommended as a solution to the problem of non-optimized medication use. This systematic approach to medications is a means to significantly improve clinical outcomes and reduce overall health care costs for high-risk patients. This webinar explored the need for CMM and implications for pharmacy education and training, as well as how CMM is integrated into team-based care models.

Featuring the voices of Terry McInnis, MD, MPH, president and co-founder, Get the Medications Right Institute and Foundation; president, founder, Blue Thorn Inc.; and Jan Hirsch, BS Pharm, Ph.D., director and founding dean, Pharmaceutical Sciences University of California, Irvine.


Speakers

Jan Hirsch

Jan Hirsch, BS Pharm, Ph.D.

Director and Founding Dean, Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of California, Irvine
Recording & Materials

The $528 Billion Opportunity

Webinar Date: April 30, 2019

Employers, health plans and consumers have made the rising cost of medications a priority. But when medications aren’t appropriate, effective and safe, the human and dollar costs mount even higher. Research published in 2018 demonstrates the morbidity and mortality related to non-optimized medication use totals $528 billion a year. In this webinar, join two of that study’s co-authors to explore the direct costs adding up to a $528 billion opportunity to reduce overall costs of care and why the authors believe comprehensive medication management integration offers a viable, cost-effective, scalable solution.

Featuring the voices of Terry McInnis, MD, MPH, president and co-founder, Get the Medications Right Institute and Foundation; president, founder, Blue Thorn Inc.; and Jonathan H. Watanabe, Pharm.D., M.S., Ph.D. BCGP, associate professor of clinical pharmacy, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, San Diego.


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Jonathan H. Watanabe

Jonathan H. Watanabe, Pharm.D., M.S., Ph.D. BCGP

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Associate Dean and Associate Director of Assessment and Quality, Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice
Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, University of California Irvine
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