Grant Opportunities

1815: Pharmacist Service Expansion (PSE) Grant Opportunities 
The Missouri Pharmacy Association (MPA) has received funding and has been working with the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and the CDC on a grant called the Pharmacist Service Expansion (PSE) Project. This funds opportunities including pharmacy site accreditation for Diabetes Self-Management Education & Support (DSMES) to allow for the opportunity to bill for pharmacist services to Medicare Part B among other medical health insurance plans. The 1815 PSE grant also works to support pharmacies and pharmacists in the implementation of DSMES classes into their workflow to promote billing and reimbursement for services to create a sustainable model for enhanced services. If you are interested in learning more about DSMES and how it can open doors to new opportunities for your pharmacy, including medical billing for chronic care management and medical immunization billing, you can find additional resources and information on the CDC’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/dsmes-toolkit/index.html.

1817: Pharmacy Technology Innovation (PTI) Grant Opportunities
The CDC and DHSS approached the MPA with the Pharmacy Technology Innovation (PTI) grant opportunity in addition to the PSE grant, to assist in utilizing innovative technology including bi-directional communication and eCare plans between pharmacists and providers. The specific target population of this grant is patients in the St. Louis City and County area. Therefore, we are looking for pharmacies within these areas to involve.

The main purpose of this grant is to explore and test innovate ways to support patients with pre-diabetes, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and high cholesterol including programs involving mobile health technologies, electronic referral programs for Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPPs), self-monitored blood pressure (SMBP) programs within community pharmacies, in addition, and addressing social determinants of health with the support of a Community Health Worker (CHW) in collaboration with the pharmacist and pharmacy team.