Background - The New York State Medicaid Prescriber Education Program (NYSMPEP) is a partnership between the New York State Department Of Health and several State University of New York (SUNY) academic institutions.
Objective - To provide prescribers with an evidence-based, non-commercial source of pharmacotherapy information.
Goal - To optimize the quality of care for New York State Medicaid beneficiaries by providing clinicians with the most current information on best practices in pharmacotherapy.
Structure - 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 publc health perspective of medication management and lifestyle modifications.
Additional NYSMPEP Resources
Drug Information Response Center - Clinical pharmacists are available to provide timely in-depth drug information responses as questions arise from their interactions with prescribers. Click here to view prescriber questions that were answered by the NYSMPEP Drug Information Response Center.
Drug Utilization Trends - Drug utilization trends within individual and group practices will be made available as part of practices' own continuous quality improvement in pharmacotherapy.