Originally Posted by All4MyDaughter
OK, I'm not sure what type of MTM you were doing, but I am very experienced at MTM and I can't consistently do a full patient interview + assessment/plan in twenty minutes. What MTM system were you using?
Think it was called Mirixa. The assessment/write-up usually took me about 15 minutes to complete depending on if the software is lagging or not.
As for the patient interview, it really depended on the patient on how long it would take. The optimal patient who has a full updated medication list and, is organized, and knows their stuff, and who can actually speak fast, that interview went by pretty quick.
There were a couple of times when the interview took me 30 minutes because the patient was absolutely senile or didn't speak much English and didn't have a caregiver who could do this for them. Once I had the med list and confirmed how they were taking it, I'd check for interactions and see if they know about them, find out if they are taking BP/BG/spirometry tests at home and how the meds are working for them.
If there was anything of concern, I'd shoot a fax over to the prescriber.