Effective September 1, 2011, the first stage of the expanded professional pharmacy service in which a potential drug related problem is identified at the time of dispensing is renamed the Pharmaceutical Opinion Program and will now also include a clinical intervention identified by the pharmacist at the time of conducting a MedsCheck medication review.
Helping patients realize the most benefit from their medication regimen will make adifference to their lives.
The MedsCheck program is a one-to-one consultation with your patients for approximately 20 - 30 minutes once a year to help them comply with their prescription medications and better understand how the medications interact with each other and other over-the-counter medication they may be taking.
Any Ontarian with a chronic condition and taking three or more prescription medications or anyone living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes may qualify for a MedsCheck service.
Some of your patients may qualify for a MedsCheck Follow-up appointment depending on their need and whether they meet program criteria.
Community pharmacists need to schedule an appointment with your patient, review their medications, prepare a medication list, meet one-on-one with your patient, provide the required signed and dated medication review and submit a claim for payment.
To learn more about MedsCheck talk to your Pharmacist or contact INFOline 1-866-255-6701 or TTY 1-800-387-5599