Medica Launches Commercial MTM Program With OutcomesMTM
Safe, effective medication use is goal of Medication Therapy Management services.
DES MOINES, Iowa (PRWEB) May 02, 2013
Medica, a Minnetonka, MN Health Plan, has partnered with OutcomesMTM to provide Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services to Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association (MCHA) members. OutcomesMTM, a leader in face-to-face MTM programs, has provided MTM services for Medica Medicare Part D members since 2009.
“Investing in better health for our members is a top priority,” said Justin Weiss, PharmD, Senior Director of Pharmacy Services at Medica. “Face-to-face MTM services have played a substantial role in our success in Medicare over the past four years. We are excited to extend these services to new populations beyond our Medicare members.”
Through the OutcomesMTM program, MCHA members are eligible for MTM services from specially-trained Personal Pharmacists to help them achieve safe and effective results from their medications while controlling costs. Participating local pharmacists receive alerts and information concerning medication use patterns, as well as guidance on working with patients and doctors to close key therapy gaps.
Members are eligible for a full menu of covered services, including an annual Comprehensive Medication Review (CMR). The CMR allows each member to meet one-on-one with a local pharmacist to review their complete medication profile to detect and prevent conflicts or duplications. Members are eligible for Targeted Medication Reviews throughout the plan year as well.
Medica is among more than 40 US health plans that have adopted the OutcomesMTM unified platform, which connects such plans with more than 70,000 chain, independent, consultant and health-system pharmacy providers across the country.
Pharmacists who are interested in participating with Medica or any other OutcomesMTM program should call 877.237.0050 or visit http://www.outcomesmtm.com.
OutcomesMTM is the national leader in the design, delivery and administration of Medication Therapy Management programs. The company’s service line benefits healthcare purchasers by delivering a cost-effective approach to advancing patient care and controlling utilization through the provision of patient-friendly Personal Pharmacist services, which advance the Face-to-Face Difference.
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