Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014
Health Partners Plans is expanding its Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program with OutcomesMTM in 2014. Successful results from the initial MTM offering for Health Partners Medicaid members in 2013 prompted the plan to extend MTM services to six times as many Medicaid members as were eligible in 2013 as well as members of the organization’s new Medicare program.
“Through MTM services delivered by OutcomesMTM’s local pharmacist network, we look forward to helping even more Health Partners members achieve better results from their medications,” said Brand Newland, PharmD, MBA, Vice President of Business Development.
Health Partners members are primarily located in southeastern Pennsylvania. Philadelphia-area pharmacists embraced the OutcomesMTM program with more than 360 pharmacies delivering MTM services to Health Partners Medicaid members last year.
OutcomesMTM provides pharmacists with alerts and information to help them work with patients and prescribers to create optimal medication therapies. Through its Targeted Intervention Program (TIP®), OutcomesMTM supplies participating pharmacies with potential interventions related to therapy gaps, cost-savings, high-risk medications and non-adherence. In addition, local pharmacists conduct Comprehensive Medication Reviews (CMRs) for eligible members. During the CMR appointment, the pharmacist and patient meet one-on-one to review the patient’s current medications and address any medication-related concerns.
Pharmacists who are interested in participating with Health Partners Plans or any other OutcomesMTM program should call (877) 237-0050 or visit outcomesmtm.com.
About Health Partners Plans
Health Partners Plans is a not-for-profit, managed care health organization serving more than 180,000 members in the Greater Philadelphia region. It provides a broad range of health coverage options through Health Partners Medicare, Health Partners for Medicaid recipients and its KidzPartners CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program) plan. Founded nearly 30 years ago, Health Partners Plans is one of the few hospital-owned health insurers in the country. Nationally recognized for its innovations in managed care, it consistently receives the highest ratings for member and provider satisfaction.
OutcomesMTM™ leverages local relationships among pharmacists, patients and prescribers to advance the Face-to-Face Difference® in Medication Therapy Management (MTM). OutcomesMTM connects Medicare, Medicaid, commercial health plans, employers and other healthcare payors with a national network of 90,000 local chain, independent, consultant and health-system pharmacy providers.