[Pharmwaste] Unused Drug Disposal as part of State Contract
Stevan.Gressitt at maine.gov
Thu Jul 23 22:27:38 EDT 2009
Below is contract language in effect as of July 1,2009 for all agencies
providing state funded medication management services to the mentally
ill adult population in Maine. I believe this is a first...
1507 Psychiatric Medication Services
Psychiatric Medication Services are those services that are directly
related to the prescription, administration, education, and/or
monitoring of medications intended for the treatment and management of
the symptoms of mental illness A psychiatrist, advanced practice
registered nurse, physician's assistant, or psychiatric nurse within the
scope of his/her license must provide these services. Services are
provided in accordance with MaineCare definitions and rules as specified
in the MaineCare Benefits Manual.
An organization providing psychiatric medication services must have a
position, generally called a medical director, who is accountable for
medical quality issues. This position is a Maine-licensed physician with
board-certified or board eligible specialty training in psychiatry. This
position assumes medical responsibility for clinical staff performing
medically necessary services under this service, including staff
selection, training and supervision. Additionally this position is
responsible for approving the organization's system to identify
individuals in need of psychiatric evaluation and medication services.
Documentation of an annual medication review will be in all charts which
include listing of all prescribers and medications.
Within 30 days of entry into services a determination of a primary
medical home shall be documented or referral with the assistance of
MaineCare and/or Schaller Anderson will be documented. Release of
information and coordination of care will likewise be documented.
The Prescription Monitoring Program is reviewed at least annually on all
registered medication management individuals.
There is a documented backup plan for ensuring the continuing care of
the consumers of this service in the case of an emergency such as an ice
storm etc. Additionally there is a documented plan for ensuring the
continuing care of the consumers of this service in the event that the
organization ceases to exist.
In the event of availability of an unused drug disposal mechanism
becoming available in the State of Maine, the agency will cooperate with
active involvement with the process for all individuals receiving
medication management or not. There will be no cost to the agency for
The use of grant funds is restricted to those consumers who satisfy the
specific eligibility requirements of MaineCare Benefits Manual Chapter
II Section 17
Geographic area to be served (Cans or County within CSN):
Persons who are uninsured must apply for MaineCare
Persons who have Non Categorical MaineCare are to be assisted in
applying for categorical MaineCare.
The position of Medical Director (other Title) is:
Direct Service Staffing FTEs by location:
Consumers to be Served
Units of Service
Total Program Costs
Additional Reporting Requirements:
The agency will report to the Department electronically, Service
Encounter forms, at a minimum quarterly with the names and
identification information required for a service encounter form for all
consumers served who are Section 17 eligible, the units of service
provided, the payer source(s) (MaineCare, Medicare, MaineCare/Medicare,
Third Party Insurance, Self Pay etc), the treating provider credentials
and name for each of the units of service.
Stevan Gressitt, M.D., Medical Director
Office of Adult Mental Health Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Marquardt Building, 2nd Floor
11 State House Station
32 Blossom Lane
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Cell Phone: (207) 441-0291
E-Mail : stevan.gressitt at maine.gov <mailto:stevan.gressitt at maine.gov>
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