253972 New York State Medicaid Prescriber Education Program

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 11:15 AM

Geri Wurman , New York State Medicaid Prescriber Education Program, SUNY Buffalo, New York, NY
The New York State Medicaid Prescriber Education Program is a partnership between the Department of Health and several academic institutions and provides prescribers with an evidence based, non-commercial source of the latest objective information about pharmaceuticals.

The goal of the program is to optimize the quality of care for New York State Medicaid beneficiaries by providing clinicians with the most current information on best practices in pharmaceuticals and therapeutics. NYSMPEP consists of two components: a web-based curriculum and an academic educator outreach. NYSMPEP has available clinical pharmacists (Pharm.D.) and Masters of Public Health (M.P.H.) across New York State. The clinical pharmacists schedule visits with Medicaid prescribers to update them on the latest research concerning medication usage in diverse communities, while the M.P.H.s provide the public health perspective of medication management and lifestyle modifications.

To date, the NYSDOH has identified four areas on which academic education is to be provided. They include, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Bronchiolitis, Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, and Antipsychotics. This presentation will describe how NYSMPEP is providing prescribers with information about pharmaceuticals, both with its web-based curriculum and its academic educator outreach.

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