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GTMRx sponsoring Health Care Value Week
January 24 – 28, 2022
Health Care Value Week will feature opportunities for interested stakeholders to participate in meaningful dialogue with health care executives and policymakers in the Administration and Congress through virtual events and social media.
GTMRx will host a panel on Value-based Strategies: A Better Way to Manage Medications with speakers Katherine H. Capps, GTMRx executive director, Steven Chen, PharmD, MHS, GTMRx distinguished fellow, associate dean for clinical affairs at USC School of Pharmacy, and Michael Hochman, MD, MPH, CEO of Healthcare in Action,
SCAN Group. This session will take place on January 24, 2021 from 3:00pm -3:30pm EST as part of Monday’s Special Edition of the Virtual Value-Based Payment Summit event.
More information and registration for Health Care Value Week can be found here
You can register for the Virtual Value-Based Payments Summit: Update on CMS/CMMI Payment Reform Initiatives here
GTMRx Workgroup Update | Employer Advisory Taskforce
On January 20, 2022 from 3:00-4:00pm EST, Matt Baki
, Sr. Vice President, Strategic Accounts, Tria Health spoke to the GTMRx Employer Advisory Taskforce
. Baki’s presentation focused on determining optimal patients for medication management services using claims and/or other clinically sourced data. In addition, he discussed integral components in sourcing medication management services and expected returns within an employers as health plan sponsor lens.
SEE THE EVIDENCE | The Outcomes of Implementing and Integrating Comprehensive Medication Management in Team-Based Care: A Review of the Evidence on Quality, Access and Costs
Learn about the peer-reviewed evidence showcasing the value of CMM, through improvements in access to care, provider work life, outcomes and patient satisfaction as well as a reduction in costs. These findings, updated in December 2021, outline the CMM team-based care process that can be implemented in a variety of health care systems to ensure positive patient outcomes.
SEE THE GUIDANCE | The Integration of Telehealth Delivery within a Comprehensive Medication Management Practice
Considering the advantages of telehealth and the future direction of health care, it is no longer a question of if telehealth needs to be implemented into practice; rather, it is a question of how to integrate telehealth and CMM services. Core to a plan is a patient care team that works together to achieve a goal of enhancing patient-centered care and medication optimization. Outlined are essential steps to integrating telehealth services and CMM practice: define what telehealth means for your practice, secure stakeholders, develop a team, equipment and software needs; assess costs and financial stability, educate staff, patients and caregivers, develop a workflow, measure health care outcomes and meet with your team regularly.
SEE THE GUIDANCE | Value Framework for Providing CMM in Telehealth
The escalation of telehealth has shed light on the opportunities that exist to increase patient access to care through virtual visits that extend beyond the traditional in-office visit. Included as an opportunity for telehealth is comprehensive medication management (CMM). This value framework, intended for health care team members, payers for health care services and health care policy makers, proposes a guide for providing CMM services via telehealth. Although obstacles to telehealth delivery of CMM exist, the benefits to providers, patients and payers outweigh the barriers. For sustainability of telehealth and CMM provided via telehealth, effort from multiple stakeholders is needed to address the challenges that exist.
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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!
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