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Project ImPACT: Osteoporosis

The Background

The Background

Project ImPACT: Osteoporosis is a regional health services demonstration project that expands on the care model implemented in Project ImPACT: Hyperlipidemia Project ImPACT: Osteoporosis included identification and referral of at-risk patients. Following referral, physicians diagnosed and prescribed medications as needed, and pharmacists employed the APhA Foundation process model for ongoing disease monitoring and management.

ImPACT is an acronym for Improve Persistence and Compliance with Therapy. 

Key Objectives: 

  1. To identify patients at risk for osteoporosis through community pharmacy-based bone mineral density (BMD) screening, to refer at-risk patients to primary care and/or specialty practice physicians, and to follow-up with at-risk patients 
  2. To treat and manage osteopenic and osteoporotic patients referred to the pharmacy for medication therapy management services
  3. To test a payment methodology for pharmacists who deliver community health management services to a population at risk for or diagnosed with osteoporosis.