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IMPORTANT: CMMI seeking a clinical pharmacist as part of the Seamless Care Models Group
DH Announcement (Direct Hire – Open to all U.S. Citizens):
Announcement number: CMS-CMMI-22-11350740-DE
Title, Series, Grade: Pharmacist, GS-0660-14
Close date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
This position is being announced by the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), Seamless Care Models Group (SCMG).
*You will lose consideration for the position if you do not submit the required documentation with your application. Please reference the Required Documents section in the announcement for further information.
- Lead the design, development, implementation of innovative Part D pharmaceutical models with payment or service-delivery implications.
- Provide recommendations to leadership on implementing innovative pharmaceutical payment models that improve access to critically needed drugs with a reduction in out-of-pocket costs for beneficiaries and reduce federal government spending.
- Lead CMS coordination with national professional organizations, private insurers, and pharmaceutical industry representatives on innovative pharmaceutical payment and care models.
- Translate the results of Medicare Part D pricing studies into actionable policy and program recommendations that inform CMS Medicare Part D policies and processes with consideration of policy impacts, economic viability and technical feasibility.
- Lead interpretation and analysis of pharmacy administrative claims and plan-reported data concerning drug coverage, pharmacy services and drug utilization patterns.
Watch Now! Value-based Strategies: A Better Way to Manage Medications | Hochman, Chen, Capps
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.
Value-based payment models should support a new way to manage medications, particularly for patients suffering with multiple chronic conditions and those who see many physicians. Too often patients are precariously left to self-navigate a system that lacks coordination and communication between providers.
Comprehensive medication management (CMM
) is proven solution. During this session you will hear from national experts experienced in advancing comprehensive medication management in primary care and integrating the role of the clinical pharmacist as an integral member of the primary care team. Want to see the evidence: the impact on cost and quality
GTMRx was a proud sponsor of Health Care Value Week (January 24-28, 2022)
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A Comprehensive Overview of the Institute, It’s Vision, Mission and Leadership
The Get the Medications Right Institute is working to decrease misuse, overuse and underuse of medications and avoid waste by advancing comprehensive medication management to ensure appropriate and personalized use of medications and gene therapies. Learn more in this brochure.
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Advocacy in Action: New GTMRx Advocacy and Policy Update
Some of the topics covered in this letter include:
- Incorporating comprehensive medication management definition and language.
- Combining PGx testing with the CMM process of care.
- Expanding implementation of EHR guidelines, education awareness campaigns, and reporting.
- Clarifying the definition of adverse drug events.
You can find the rest of our Advocacy Letters and Policy Documents
on the GTMRx website. Advocacy is a core component of the GTMRx Institute’s mission, and our policy positions are aimed at advancing acceptance and recognition of the importance of creating a systematic, evidence-based approach to medications and their rational use through CMM in practice. To advance our efforts, comments are submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), members of Congress, the Administration, and other public sector payers (OPM) as appropriate.
Join us to be part of meaningful change
Irma, like many others, struggles as a result of our current trial-and-error approach to medication. That is why we advocate for a new, comprehensive approach to medication use and prescribing. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organization, the GTMRx Institute and Foundation relies on funding from our supporting members. We ask that you consider becoming a Supporting Signing Member so we can continue to provide relevant, timely resources to get the medications right!
If you’re interested in supporting the Institute or Foundation at a higher level, please contact us. Your dollars will bring about meaningful change for people like Irma.
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