AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 8 (August)

Medication Therapy Management (August 2008)

August 2008 page 3 Coding Communication:Medication Therapy Management Every day there are millions of pharmacy prescription transactions. When a patient picks up a prescription, he or she may sign a paper provided by a clerk or a pharmacy technician, giving the option to receive or waive prescription counseling. It is easy to forget that within that pharmacy is a highly qualified professional pharmacist. Every day thousands of adverse drug events occur, including many that are preventable. Countless patients take their medications either incorrectly or not at all, leading to poor health outcomes, increased health care costs, or both. This...

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