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1 The Value of Medication Therapy Management Services

2 Purpose of Medication Therapy Management Services (MTMS) To optimize therapeutic outcomes To decrease the likelihood of adverse events To enhance patient understanding and adherence To reduce overall healthcare spending American Pharmacists Association

3 Definition of MTMS Services provided by a pharmacist that improve treatment outcomes for individual patients A professional service to promote the safe and effective use of medications A way to provide better care for patients –Promotes collaboration among the patient, the pharmacist, and the patient’s other health care providers. Bluml BM. Definition of medication therapy management: development of professionwide consensus. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2005;45:566–72

4 MTMS Activities Assess patients’ health status Devise medication treatment plan Select, modify and administer medications Review current medications and identify drug-related problems Communicate care to other providers Provide patient education Refer patients for broader disease management services APhA. Pharmacists Improving Care and Reducing Costs for Your Plan Participants. Available at:

5 Components of the MTMS Core Elements Service Model Medication Therapy Review (MTR) – a review of all medications including prescription, nonprescription, herbal products, and other dietary supplements Personal Medication Record (PMR) Medication-Related Action Plan (MAP) for the patient Intervention and/or Referral Documentation and Follow-Up APhA. Pharmacists Improving Care and Reducing Costs for Your Plan Participants. Available at:

6  Evaluate appropriateness, effectiveness, safety, and compliance with medications  Identify drug therapy problems Experienced Decision Making Practitioner Medication Experience Patient Therapeutic Relationship  Philosophy of Practice  Social Obligation  Responsibility to identify, resolve, and prevent drug therapy problems  Patient-centered approach  Caring  Today’s wants and needs  Responsibility to participate in information sharing and decision making ASSESSMENT CARE PLAN  Resolve drug therapy problems  Establish goals of therapy  Interventions FOLLOW-UP  Evaluate progress in meeting goals of therapy  Record actual patient outcomes  Reassess new problems Medication Therapy Management Process

7 MTM Pharmacist/Prescriber Relationship

8 Medication Recommendations MTM pharmacists may make recommendations in several ways: –Directly to the patient Over-the-counter changes, general adherence tips, managing side effects –Through the prescriber Changes in prescription medications –Directly to the patient under a collaborative practice agreements Allows pharmacists to make adjustments to prescription medications via protocol

9 Summary of evidence of Value of MTMS Economic –Multiple studies have shown positive results on total health care costs, creating a positive return on investment Clinical –Multiple studies have indicated improved in clinical outcomes, specifically in diabetes, asthma, hypertension and dyslipidemia Humanistic –The Asheville project has demonstrated reduced employee sick days and increased productivity. Fera T., Bluml BM, Ellis WM. JAPhA. 2009; 49(3): Isetts, et al., J Am Pharm Assoc. 2008;48(2): Bunting BA, Cranor CW. JAPhA. 2006; 46: Cranor CW, Bunting BA, Christensen DB. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2003;43:

10 What’s in it for the payer? MTMS results in decreased overall healthcare costs –Prescription costs will likely increase, but this is compensated by an overall decrease in costs Pharmacists can provide MTMS as a member of the health care team and medical home model Increased member satisfaction Mechanisms for MTMS claims processing are well established through CPT codes

11 What’s in it for the patient? MTMS provides patients with improved health outcomes from optimizing medication use –This includes decrease emergency department visits and hospitalizations Increased understanding of medications and disease management Improved quality of life

12 Summary Medications are a standard in the care of chronic diseases Pharmacist delivered Medication Therapy Management Services are well documented to decrease health care costs while increasing the quality of health care


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