Hy-Vee Selects OutcomesMTM for Employee Healthcare Program
Effective medication use, overall wellness goal of Medication Therapy Management services.
DES MOINES, IA (PRWEB) August 22, 2013
Hy-Vee, Inc. has selected Medication Therapy Management (MTM) industry leader, OutcomesMTM™, as a partner in integrating MTM services into benefit offerings for its employees and dependents. As of July 1, 2013, the regional grocer extends MTM service coverage to 30,000 members in Iowa, Kansas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Illinois and Missouri.
“Hy-Vee has collaborated with OutcomesMTM for a number of years now, and was eager to begin incorporating medication therapy management into the benefits we offer our own employees to meet their unique needs,” said Hy-Vee Vice President of Human Resources, Sheila Lang. “We finally have just the right service offering put together, and are excited to partner with OutcomesMTM to provide more valuable services to our employees.”
This measure is just one of many Hy-Vee has taken in working consistently to stay a step ahead of both healthcare and employee demand for quality programs. Through the MTM program, Hy-Vee employees and covered dependents 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 patients’ medication use patterns, as well as guidance on working with patients and doctors to close key therapy gaps. Hy-Vee pharmacists will play a key role in delivering the MTM services, but health plan members who do not live in close proximity to a Hy-Vee pharmacy will still have the ability to access services from other OutcomesMTM network pharmacies.
“So much more goes into the health and wellness of our employees and retirees than just basic medical care. It’s for that reason, among others, we are constantly seeking ways to ensure members get the highest quality, most complete care available,” Lang said.
Pharmacists who are interested in participating with Hy-Vee’s 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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