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DPEBB Professional Services Chart

DPEBB Professional Services Chart with PseudoDins

This handy chart presents an overview of all current provincially funded services in Saskatchewan. You will find:

  • Descriptions,
  • Notes and limitations,
  • Service fees, and
  • PseudoDINS.

(Updated Nov 13, 2015)

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Influenza Immunization Program (and other injectables)

Pharmacists are now permitted to administer drugs by injection and other routes. Find below many resources related to the Influenza Immunization Program, several support documents for all injectable drugs and consent form to administer non-vaccine drugs.

2017-2018 Seasonal Influenza Program


Influenza Immunization Program 2017-2018 Edition

Influenza Immunization Program 2017 - 2018 Edition

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Influenza Immunization Program Policy Documents

2017-18 Influenza Immunization Program DPEBB.pdf

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Influenza Immunization Policy (October 2015)

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#648 Influenza Immunization Program Vaccine Distribution September 29 2017.pdf

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#651 2017-18 Influenza Immunization Program Claims Procedure Update October 16 2017.pdf

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Consent Forms

Guide for Vaccine Screening Tool Questions 2017-18.pdf

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Vaccine_ Screening_and_Consent_Form (updated).pdf

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Vaccine_ Screening_and_Consent_Form (large).pdf

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Inj_Drug_Screen and Consent (updated).pdf

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Inj_Drug_Screen and Consent (large).pdf

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2017-2018 Seasonal Influenza Handbooks

Handbook for Pharmacists

2017-18 Influenza Handbook for Saskatchewan Pharmacists.pdf

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Fact Sheet and Wallet Cards

Season Influenza Immunization Program Fact Sheets and Wallet Card Ordering Details.pdf

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Participating Pharmacies

2017-18 Participating Pharmacy List.pdf

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2017-2018 Seasonal Influenza Program Participation Instructions

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Support Documents

*New * Pharmacist Injection Administration Guideline November 2017.pdf

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*New* Influenza Vaccine Reporting Summary Sheet (October 2017).pdf

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Cold Chain Log (October 2016)

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Injection Supply (October 2016)

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Anaphylaxis Kit Record (October 2016)

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Anaphylaxis Protocol (October 2016)

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Influenza Injection Process (October 2016)

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Landmarking & Technique Refresher

Landmarking & Technique Refresher

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Exposure Protocol

Needle Stick Injury

Needle Stick Injury -“Seek medical treatment immediately following a needle-stick injury” 

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Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids

Management of Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids

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Adverse Event Reporting

Adverse Events Following Immunization(AEFI) Reporting Form

(Required to report serious reactions and unexpected reactions)

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Promotion Resources

PAS has promotional materials for members to use during the 2017-2018 influenza season. These materials include:

  • A flu poster with this year's spokesperson, Saskatchewan Roughrider Jeff Knox Jr.
  • Images Saskatchewan Roughrider Jeff Knox Jr. and the Best Flu Defense campaign to download, share and use on your website, Facebook page or other social media sites
  • Images of Flu Alert Campaign: Vi & Russ are looking for Saskatchewan Hosts.

To access these materials, please click here.


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Direct Observed Therapy (DOT)

The Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch (DPEBB) will remunerate pharmacies for witnessing the administration of approved Hepatitis C medications to eligible patients. The purpose of this program is to optimize patient medication adherence by reducing the risk of treatment interruption for approved Hepatitis C medications.

DOT Policy 2017

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Direct Observed Therapy - Form (Appendix III)

Pharmacists must document witnessed administration on this form.

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Pharmacy Information Bulletin #582

The Pharmacy Information Bulletin #582 contains information about prescribers, eligible patients, drugs and an FAQ section.

Published April 1st, 2015

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Saskatchewan Formulary Bulletin #153

Exception Drug Status (EDS) criteria for the drugs used in this program.

Published April 1st, 2015

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Hepatitis C Drugs: Harvoni, Sovaldi, and Ibavyr

Complete information about the program including DOT billing policy, billing process, EDS criteria and application forms for eligible drugs, prescriber application forms.

Published April 2015

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Saskatchewan Medication Assessment Program (SMAP)

The Saskatchewan Medication Assessment Program or SMAP is a provincial program available to beneficiaries under the Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch (DPEBB) age 65 and older who are community-based, living in their own residence, taking five (5) or more chronic or taking an anticoagulant or taking a Beers List medication. 

These patients may receive an annual medication assessment and if eligible and require, follow-ups and compliance packaging. Patients living in an approved private service home or group home are eligible for an annual medication assessment.

 

Mandatory Documentation

* New Mandatory  SMAP Documentation

The Ministry of Health recently announced changes to the  Saskatchewan Medication Assessment Program (SMAP) documentation as noted in the # 639 Pharmacy Information Bulletin - SMAP Documentation . These changes will become mandatory as of September 1, 2017. These new forms may be used effective immediately.  

You will be required to use the new forms (below) in order for your pharmacy to receive remuneration from the Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch (DPEBB) for conducting a medication assessment under SMAP. If you have your own forms, they must be approved by the DPEBB prior to use in order for the SMAP fees to be eligible for remuneration. All previously approved forms will need to be re-approved to ensure they meet the DPEBB’s current requirements of the program.

SMAP Policy 2017

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2017 SMAP Documentation Forms Fillable

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NEW SMAP Mandatory Documentation Forms (pdf format )

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Pharmacist Guide to SMAP

The Pharmacist Guide to SMAP (the “Guide”) was developed by PAS and the staff at the Medication Assessment Centre (MAC) to support pharmacists and pharmacy students. The Guide showcases a stepwise approach to performing a medicaiton assessment and demonstrates how the process can be applied to the new SMAP documenation forms (or any other medicaiton assessment documentation).

 

The Pharmacists Guide for SMAP

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Updated Policy and Bulletins

#639 Pharmacy Information Bulletin - SMAP Documentation

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Please review the  Medication Assessment  Program Comparison Chart for eligibility.

Medication Assessment Program Comparison Chart

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The SMAP Mandatory Documentation forms below may be used until August 31, 2017.  These forms have been developed by PAS and CPhA (adapted from CPhA's Pharmacheck Program) to fulfil the documentation requirements of the SMAP program. 

Please NoteDocumentation other than the forms produced by PAS, must be approved by the Drug Plan to prevent audit claw back.

Step 5 Practitioner Communication Letter

If communicating to a practitioner this step 5 is mandatory.  Please  download the form first to  view it through your Adobe Acrobat Reader as the fillable form will not show through a browser extension. 

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Medication Assessment & Compliance Packaging Program (MACPP)

Eligible Drug Plan Extended Benefits Branch (DPEBB) beneficiaries may receive an annual medication assessment and compliance packaging if they are:

  • receiving homecare or mental health services, living in their own homes or
  • any patients living in an approved Community Living Service Delivery Group Homes (CLSD)

Please note: Although specific documentation is not mandatory, pharmacists are encouraged to use SMAP documentation for consistency.

Please review the MA Program Comparison Chart for Eligibility.

Medication Assessment Program Comparison Chart

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Mental Health - MACCP Policy

Program overview for patients receiving mental health services

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Home Care - MACCP Policy

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Home Care/Mental Health Request Form

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CLSD MACCP Policy

Program overview for eligible clients living in a Community Living Service Delivery (CLSD) licensed group home or approved private service home

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Minor Ailment Prescribing

Minor Ailment prescribing is a Level 1 Activity. Pharmacists providing minor ailment services to patients must follow the most recent Minor Ailment Guidelines and Documentation developed by medSask. Updates to Guidelines can happen at any time so check back often or subscribe to medSask News to receive email notifications.

590 Minor Ailments

Program Summary

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Minor Ailments Policy 2017

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Pharmacy Information Bulletin #566 - Minor Ailments Prescribing Policy

Pharmacists may bill the Drug Plan a Patient Assessment Fee for eligible patients in accordance with the Minor Ailments Policy

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PAS It On #52 Special Edition Minor Ailments.pdf

This PAS it On Special Edition provides an overview of all areas related to minor ailment prescribing.

Published July 2011, updated January 2012.

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All Saskatchewan residents with a valid health card (including NIHB, DVA or other federal beneficiaries) are eligible to receive this billable service funded by the provincial Drug Plan.

NIHB does not recognize pharmacists as prescribers for minor ailments, so any prescriptions adjudicated to NIHB for minor ailments are subject to audit.

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Prescriptive Authority (Level 1) Prescribing

All other Level 1 activities including: Interim Supplies, Unable to Access Supplies, Emergency Supply, Missing Information, Alter Dosage Form and Drug Reconciliation Activities Billing Policy are referenced in the Drug Plan's series of Prescriptive Authority for Pharmacists Pharmacy Information Bulletins:

Pharmacy Information Bulletin #492

Program Overview

Published March 3, 2011

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Pharmacy Information Bulletin #493

FAQ

Published March 31, 2011

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Pharmacy Information Bulletin #504

Policy on Narcotics and medications that do not require a prescription

Published January 1, 2012

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In addition to a Special Edition PAS It On Bulleting #48, PAS also created a Guide and an FAQs made available below to PAS members:

Level 1 Prescriptive Authority Pharmacist Guide

Published April 2011

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Prescriptive Authority FAQ's

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PAS It On #48 - Special Edition Prescriptive Authority

Program Overview

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Details pertaining to Minor Ailment Prescribing are outdated in the above documents. For updated information, please refer to the Minor Ailments section on this Professional Services page.

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Partnership to Assist with Cessation of Tobacco (PACT)

PACT is a tobacco cessation program available to beneficiaries of the provincial Drug Plan. It incorporates Prochaska's "Stage of Change" theory and principles of Motivational Interviewing to support patients through their quit journey. Click here for more pharmacist and patient materials to support the delivery of the program.

Mandatory Documentation

The PACT forms below have been developed by PAS to fulfil the documentation requirements of the PACT Policy and Procedure. All forms are mandatory if billing the Drug Plan.

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Documentation other than the forms produced by PAS, must be approved by the Drug Plan to prevent audit claw back.

STEP 1 - Bronze/Bronze Plus

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STEP 2 - Patient Assessment

Includes:

  • 2A - Cessation of Tobacco, and
  • 2B - Review of Patient's Smoking/Tobacco Use

pdf, 244.5kb

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STEP 3 - Personalized Care Plan

pdf, 301kb

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STEP 4 - Practitioner Communication Letter

pdf, 190.5kb

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STEP 5 - Group Session Individual Consent and Registration

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Billing Policy

Complete policy and procedure requirements of the program including beneficiaries, pseudoDINS and program limitations cans be found in the documents below.

All policy and procedure documents can also be found in the Bulletins page on the Drug Plan WEB page, accessible only in community pharmacies, and on the makeapact website.

PACT Policy & Procedure

Published June 3, 2009
Updated October 1, 2013

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Pharmacy Information Bulletin #546

Published September 26, 2013

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Emergency Contraception

In Saskatchewan pharmacists prescribing for emergency contraception must be certified and must abide by the Drug Plan's Emergency Contraception Prescribing Policy to qualify for billing.

EPC Pharmacy Documentation (fillable)

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EPC Pharmacy Documentation (non-fillable)

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617 Bulletin July 2016 Levonorgestrel 1.5mg Additional Information

Addition of Plan B, Backup Plan Onestep 1.5mg tablets to ECP benefit list

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Pharmacy Information Bulletin #346

Emergency Contraception Prescribing Policy.

Published August 5, 2003

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#646 Mifegymiso Policy 2017

Policy on Mifegymiso

Published August 31, 2017

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Seamless Care

Pharmacies may charge a fee when a pharmacist provides seamless care services to a patient who is transferred from an institution to a community setting, in accordance with the Drug Plan's Seamless Care Policy

Pharmacy Information Bulletin #416

Seamless Care Policy

Published April 2007

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A Trial Policy Document - Appendix B

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Trial Prescription Program (TPP)

A pharmacy may charge a fee to the Drug Plan when a patient is enrolled in the TPP for eligible drugs, and Trial Prescription Program Policy is followed.

Trial Prescription Program Policy.pdf

Published July 2007

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A Trial Policy Document - Appendix B

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Refusal To Dispense

A pharmacy may charge a fee to the Drug Plan when refusing to dispense eligible prescriptions meeting specific criteria as per the Refusal To Dispense Fee Policy.

Refusal to Dispense Fee Policy

Published April 2007

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A Trial Policy Document - Appendix B

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Methadone Managed Care

A managed care fee may be charged to the Drug Plan for patients receiving methadone for opioid addition as per the Methadone for the Management of Opioid Addictions Policy.

612 May 19, 2016 v.2 - Methadone and Suboxone Billing Process Changes

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