To date, CPF has categorized those Grant Awards as “Focus Grants” which greatly exceed its average allocation. Accordingly these Grant Awards can have more significant and/or immediate impact on everyday pharmacy practice. The two Focus Grants to date that were classified this way were associated with applications from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). One focused on the then new requirements associated with “HIPAA” (year) and the other on a major “Cost of Dispensing Study” conducted by a major, national accounting firm (year).
Three other CPF Focus Grants to date (2009) have been directly associated with MtM services:
1. Iowa Pharmacy Association, Farm Bureau of Iowa and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Iowa operating as Welmark
2. Michigan College of Pharmacy and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
3. Wisconsin Pharmacy Alliance and several major state health plans