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Chapter 6. Perspectives: Patient, Pharmacist, and Physician Views of MTM

Physicians tend to respond favorably to all of the following MTM services EXCEPT

a. medication education.

b. identifying adverse medication reactions.

c. formulation of an independent medication treatment plan.

d. ensuring the accuracy of medication records.

e. monitoring and evaluation of the patient’s response to therapy, including safety and effectiveness.

Answer c.

Which of the following are factors in physicians’ attitudes toward MTM?

a. declining reimbursement

b. increasing administrative burdens

c. electronic health records

d. clarity regarding professional roles

e. all of the above

Answer e.

Which statement is true regarding increasing patient acceptance rate of comprehensive medication reviews (CMRs)?

a. The scripting and explanation of a CMR has no impact on whether or not a patient decides to participate in the MTM service.

b. Medicare Part D plans do not need to increase the acceptance rate of CMRs since participation is over 90% according to Star Ratings reports.

c. Patients are already familiar with MTM services, so pharmacists do not need to explain the benefits of a CMR.

d. Pharmacists can increase the acceptance rate of CMRs by offering medication reviews in a face-to-face setting as well as over the telephone according to patient preference.

Answer d.

Which of the following are barriers for pharmacists to provide MTM services?

a. time

b. reimbursement

c. staffing

d. space

e. all of the above

Answer e.

The Patient-Centered Medical Home is not designed to

a. enhance access and continuity.

b. identify and manage patient populations.

c. provide self-care and community support.

d. track and coordinate care.

e. eliminate the need for MTM.

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