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APhA publishes guidebook on conducting Comprehensive Medication Reviews


WASHINGTON — To provide pharmacist a detail description of each step in the comprehensive medication review, the American Pharmacists Association has published How to Conduct a Comprehensive Medication Review: A Guidebook for Pharmacists, the association has announced.

The new guide covers such areas as:

  • Recruiting and scheduling patients;

  • Preparing for the CMR;

  • Conducting the CMR;

  • Identifying and assessing patients’ medication-related problems;

  • Documenting the CMR encounter and action plan;

  • Billing for the MTM service; and

  • Evaluating the impact of the service.

“Concept application” exercises throughout the guidebook help reinforce pharmacists’ mastery of the process. Ten appendices include examples of marketing materials, data collection forms and a billing template.

The guide is priced at $15 ($12 for APhA members) and can be ordered online at or by phone at (800) 878-0729. It also will be available in April as an eBook through and other retailers. It will be posted April 29 to APhA’s online subscription product, PharmacyLibrary, the Association stated.


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