CMS 2010 Requirements for Medicare Part D Plan MTM Programs

In an effort to standardize the provision of medication therapy management (MTM) within Medicare Part D, CMS has outlined specific requirements for Part D Plan MTM programs in 2010.  The APhA’s Medication Therapy Management Digest (March 2010) reviews these requirements. MTM programs must: Enroll targeted beneficiaries using an opt-out method only (i.e., beneficiaries are automatically…

Medication Therapy Management

Recently, the N.Y. Times, ran a story on medication therapy management programs (MTMPs).  These programs typically involve either face-to-face or over-the-phone sessions between pharmacists and patients in retail stores or clinics.  For example, insurance plans pay pharmacists to track patients, monitor cholesterol or blood glucose levels, and prod customers to change their diets or exercise. …