So...working through some numbers this night, I see that my MTM revenues to date have netted me about as much revenue as....
Ten extra prescriptions.
Pushing the figures a little further, I remember that when I'm in the happy pill room by myself without technician, ten prescriptions in an hour is a pretty good pace.
And...I've probably spent more than an hour doing the MTM stuff.
Which means....the paradiem we've been living with since Nirvana was a fresh new band, of desperately grabbing as many prescriptions as we can at any price (including now actually paying for the privilege of filling them in some cases...long story) is actually still ahead of the bright new future of pharmacy being engineered for us by the visionaries of the profession.
To recap, in case you missed it. I can probably make more money in an hour cranking out prescriptions than I can working my MTM cases.
No wonder the chains went ape shit over the flu shots with hardly a peep about making sure Grandma is taking her Lipitor.
I've gotta get that damn Medicare immunization application done.
OK, thanks for helping me work through that folks. Goodnight.
Holy crap I can't believe I'm a businessman now.