|Educating Pharmacists on CPT Codes||| Print ||
The Pharmacist Services Technical Advisory Coalition (PSTAC), an alliance of seven national pharmacy organizations, has been awarded a grant from the Community Pharmacy Foundation to support an educational campaign on Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes used for medication therapy management services provided by pharmacists.
CPT codes are the nomenclature used by the healthcare industry for documenting, reporting, and billing professional services, laboratory tests, and medical procedures. In 2000, the CPT code set was designated under HIPAA as the national coding standard for pharmacists’ patient care services.
The campaign will include web-based materials, including case studies and resources to help pharmacists integrate CPT codes and coding procedures into their practice environments. The materials will be rolled out to state pharmacy associations through the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations. “This generous grant will provide us with educational tools to help pharmacists achieve a transformational change in their practice settings that is geared toward a service orientation,” says Kathryn Kuhn, PSTAC executive secretary.