Government of New Brunswick

NB PharmaCheck™ is a medication review program to help patients get the most benefit from their medications.

Program Goal

To provide a professional pharmacy service focused on the appropriate utilization of chronic medications to improve patient outcomes.

Objectives

  • Improve a patient’s knowledge of and adherence with their medications
  • Enhance the potential benefits associated with a patient’s medications
  • Reduce the potential risks associated with a patient’s medications
 
 

Eligibility

To be eligible for a medication check-up, a patient must be:

  • a New Brunswick Prescription Drug Program (NBPDP) beneficiary covered under one of the following plans:
    • Seniors (Plan A)
    • Department of Social Development clients (Plan E and F)
  • taking 3 or more chronic prescription medications. Chronic medications are medications used for the treatment of chronic disease, e.g. diabetes, hypertension, etc. 

Only one medication check-up will be reimbursed per beneficiary per year (April 1st to March 31st).

 

Pharmacist Information


Claims Submission
Claims submitted by participating providers must include the following information:

Field Information Required
Carrier Code NB
Group Number or Code A, E or F
Patient ID NBPDP beneficiary ID number
Patient Code Leave blank
Patient Name Patient’s first and last name
Patient Date of Birth Patient’s date of birth
Prescriber ID New Brunswick College of Pharmacists Licence Number 
(unless requested by another prescriber)
Prescriber ID Reference Code Please refer to New Brunswick Drug Plans Claim Submissions
Drug PIN 00121212
Drug Cost Zero
Mark-up Zero
Dispensing Fee $52.50

Documentation Requirements

  • Patient must leave the face-to-face session with a complete, accurate, up-to-date personal medication record that includes the name and signature of both the patient and the pharmacist who conducted the Medication Check-up, as well as, the pharmacy contact information.
  • A copy of the signed record must be retained by the pharmacy for a period of three years.
  • It is recommended that consent be obtained from the patient if their personal health information related to a Medication Check-up is to be shared with another health care provider.

After completing a Medication Check-up

It is expected that a patient understand:

  • The names of their medications
  • Why they are taking their medications
  • The best way to take their medications
  • Any special instructions that may be associated with the proper use of their medications

Expected Completion Time

20 to 30 minutes

NB PharmaCheck™ Program Tools

PharmaCheck™ and the PharmaCheck™ logo are trademarks of the
Canadian Pharmacists Association and are used under license.