That should give you a clue. If they are talking about it in school then it is as far removed from reality as you can get. APhA has a big hard on for it. Instead of tackling real issue affecting your average pharmacist APhA is focused on MTM. They are a joke.MTM..MTM..MTM that's all I hear in pharmacy school...what do you think about the future of MTM?
+1 I wouldn't say I am unsupportive of retail MTM, I just don't know how it can work as well as it can in a clinic setting. The way it is set up now with all the hurdles to billing, it's not profitable for most settings. I do provide MTM services but we don't make any money doing it, at this point, it's a community service. So far, patients really seem to like it.There is a place for MTM. In my part of the country, MTM practices exist and some of them are really successful. However, I believe that the best MTM services as part of the multidisciplinary clinic. I have seen MTM services being provided by one of retail chains, and I just feel that it's not the same. The retail chains typically do not have the appropriate space to provide MTM services, no established relationship with physicians, and no access to the latest labs for the patient. In the future, I believe that MTM will be growing but the questions is where and how it will be implemented. I am all for the MTM being part of medical home, but I am not a strong supporter for it being part of retail chain. I just feel that when corporate comes in, it becomes less about patient outcomes but more about profit.