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  1. TRAVEL MEDICATIONS CLINIC Amy Le, AnhDao Nguyen, Quan Ngo, Arad Goudarzi & Joo Pak

  2. SB 493 - Pharmacist can furnish prescription medications for traveling purposes - Medications that do not require diagnosis to be given - For prophylaxis only when traveling outside of the US

  3. Requirements for pharmacists to provide service - Licensed pharmacists in California - Access to the Travel Medication resources - Optional: CE/Certificate courses • USC International Travel Medicine Review Certificate Course (ACPE-accredited)

  4. Resources - Access to the Travel Medication resources • Shoreland: Travax, Travel Clinic Operations Guide, Travel and Routine Immunizations (“Blue Book”) • CDC: Health information for internal travel (“Yellow Book”) • CDC: Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine - Preventable Diseases (“Pink Book”) • WHO: International Travel and Health (“Green Book”)

  5. What products/services are provided? • Mostly for prevention of diseases • Consultation and prescription medications that does not require diagnosis, including: - Traveler’s Diarrhea - Altitude illness - Jet lag - Motion sickness - Malaria self-treatment

  6. Steps to make this service a reality in our pharmacy • Having a designated consultation area in our pharmacy • Advertise around our community about our travel medicine services with business flyers • Visiting travel agency to promote our services • Target Groups: • Individual or group travelers • Student travelers • Travel agents • Corporate travel directors • Primary care providers • Specialty retail outlets

  7. Cost/Reimbursement? • May or may not be covered with private insurance • Some insurance plans will allow you to bill new (99201-99205) and established (99211-99215) patient E&M service for travel medicine visits. • Other plans might allow you to bill outpatient consultation E/M service codes (99241-99245) if patients have referrals from their primary care physicians • If not covered, patient needs to pay out-of-pocket