February 1, 2007
Community MTM Services, Inc. Establishes National Pharmacy Network for Delivery of Patient Care Services
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Community MTM Services, Inc. (CMTM) announced today that its pharmacy network now exceeds 39,000 members, doubling its size in the past six months. Network members include independent, chain, long term care, supermarket, and mass merchandiser pharmacies that represent nearly 71 percent of all U.S.-based pharmacies. Additional pharmacies continue to join the network each week.
CMTM's pharmacy network facilitates the delivery of highly targeted medication management and patient care services, offering program sponsors access to millions of targeted patients via a high-touch, high trust channel: America's community pharmacists.
CMTM provides its network members a secure Web-based software service that enables pharmacy members to securely deliver high-value targeted patient care services on behalf of program sponsors who compensate for these services. With CMTM, pharmacists provide evidence-based care by working proactively with patients, helping them understand their medications, reducing the risk of adverse drug events, educating them on ways to better manage their chronic conditions, and providing advice on consumer cost-saving opportunities. CMTM also enables pharmacists to participate in the delivery of targeted medication compliance programs and clinical trials recruitment initiatives.
The EPIC Pharmacy Network, representing more than 1,400 independent pharmacies, views CMTM as a valuable tool, enabling pharmacists to expand their roles to include patient care services, such as Medicare Part D medication therapy management (MTM). "Our pharmacies have embraced CMTM as an intuitive and pharmacist-friendly enabler of pharmacy-based medication management services," said Patrick Berryman, executive vice president of the EPIC Pharmacy Network. "CMTM enabled us to efficiently and effectively deliver, document and bill for MTM services last year, and we look forward to opportunities to use CMTM in new ways as we strive to improve the health of our patients and increase our service-based business throughout 2007 and beyond."
"The increasing number of pharmacies contracting with CMTM and the rapid adoption of our solution into their existing workflow demonstrates that community pharmacy is ready to expand its business model beyond dispensing to include new patient care services," said CMTM Chief Operating Officer Kurt Proctor, RPh, Ph.D. "Our network of community pharmacies continues to grow. The interest from program sponsors in reaching this network will result in tremendous new revenue opportunities for these pharmacies, better health outcomes for the patients involved, and cost-savings in health care delivery."
Among the recent additions to the CMTM pharmacy network are Aurora Pharmacy, Inc., Bel Air, Bi-Lo/Brunos, Brookshire Grocery Company, Duane Reade, EPIC Pharmacy Network, GeriMed LTC Network, Inc., Hartig Drug Stores, H-E-B, IKE's Pharmacy, Innovatix Network, LLC, Kinney Drugs, The Kroger Co. Family of Pharmacies, May's Drug Warehouse, Med-X Drug Mart, Nob Hill, Omnicare, Inc., Meijer Pharmacy, Pathmark Pharmacy, Pharmacy Providers of Oklahoma (PPOK), Raley's, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Super D Drug, USA Drug, several additional national and regional chains, and thousands of independent pharmacies.
There is no charge to pharmacist providers to use the secure Web-based CMTM software service. Pharmacies interested in joining the network can do so at http://www.communitymtm.com/ .
About Community MTM Services, Inc.
Community MTM Services, Inc. (CMTM) delivers innovative patient care solutions. Our Software-as-a-Service technology streamlines the delivery of highly targeted medication management programs and speeds patient recruitment campaigns. The broad-based CMTM pharmacy network serves as the centerpiece of our nationwide, multi-channel program delivery capability. Working with CMTM, program sponsors can harness the high trust pharmacist-patient relationship to achieve superior business and clinical results.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Barbara Byrne Community MTM Services, Inc. 100 Daingerfield Rd Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 600-1257 [email protected]
Community MTM Services, Inc.
CONTACT: Barbara Byrne of Community MTM Services, Inc., +1-703-600-1257,or [email protected]
Web site: http://www.communitymtm.com/