Pharmacists In The 1950's

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Pharmacies Then & Pharmacies Now

Pharmacies are very different than the 1950’s. As time has passed by ever expanding our medical field among others changes. Now & days most of the people that work in some kind of health field, have had their rolls changed. It would be very hard to believe that after all this time our hospitals and medications, and staffs have not evolved. The constant focus on the future is what keeps things changing. Pharmacists are increasingly being hired in very diverse settings. Remote order entry provides hospitals with access to the services of a remotely located pharmacist who can assist with the high volume of orders during first or second shifts. Traditionally, pharmacists are reimbursed for the prescriptions they fill, but mechanisms are becoming available to pay for clinical services. There are now ways to get reimbursed for services like diabetes management and medication therapy management (MTM). Additionally, the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 makes provisions for reimbursement of clinical services for Medicare participants. And the new health care reform …show more content…

MTM is used to describe the broad range of health care services provided by pharmacists. These services include comprehensive medication reviews, medication reconciliation, drug use review, the ordering and review of lab tests, immunizations, drug dosage adjustments, and identification of gaps in care. Integrated systems of care, such as accountable care organizations (ACOs), already view MTM as essential to care delivery and to meeting ACO quality and cost targets. Such organizations also are heavily invested in HIT, including e-prescribing and EHRs. MTM can improve medication adherence and patient outcomes among patients suffering from chronic diseases, thus cutting costs and improving the quality of care and patient

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