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Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Resources

To assist you as you develop MTM programs or provide MTM Services, AMCP has developed this page for one stop access to MTM resources and information for both Medicare Part D and commercial MTM programs and services. If you identify a resource that you think would be of benefit to your colleagues, please send it (or the URL to access) to April Shaughnessy at ashaughnessy@amcp.org or add it to the AMCP/APhA MTM Connections MTM Online Resource Library using the link below.

AMCP has partnered with the American Pharmacists Association to develop AMCP/APhA MTM Connections ® an online directory of MCOs with MTM programs and pharmacists who provide MTM services. MTM Connections ® also includes an MTM Resource Library with access to nearly 700 articles and reports on MTM and pharmacist provided patient care services. It also has a unique feature to add a resource that you think would be of benefit to your colleagues. Both the Directory and Library are menu driven for easy use.  Access AMCP/APhA MTM Connections ® here. 
 
Additional Resources for You! 
 
Check back often for new resources. Click on each title to access the document or website. Please report any broken links to ashaughnessy@amcp.org.
 
Includes links and pdf files for the Chapters in Prescription Drug Benefit Manual.
 
This section of the CMS Medicare Part D Prescription Drug website provides specific information of particular importance to Part D plan sponsors.  Included are links to sub pages with more detailed information on areas such as PDP application/renewal requirements, marketing guidelines, formulary requirements, coordination of benefits, plan reporting and oversight, and other special guidance.
 
Medication Therapy Management in Pharmacy Practice: Core Elements of an MTM Service Model Version 2.0 is a document that focuses on the provision of MTM services in settings where patients or their caregivers can be actively involved in managing their medications. This service model was developed with the input of an advisory panel of pharmacy leaders representing diverse pharmacy practice settings. While adoption of this model is voluntary, it is important to note that this model is crafted to maximize both effectiveness and efficiency of MTM service delivery across pharmacy practice settings in an effort to improve continuity of care and patient outcomes. This document was adopted by a number of pharmacy organizations including AMCP.
 
This systematic review evaluated the current literature on Medication Therapy Management. There was an open comment period on the draft review and AMCP’s comments can be viewed by clicking here.
 
The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 included a provision for programs, termed Medication Therapy Management (MTM) programs, focused on optimizing therapeutic outcomes for patient with multiple medications and multiple conditions. The broad definition of MTM program in this Act allowed Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) and Medicare Advantage Drug Plans (MA-PDs) to develop a wide variety of MTM services. The purpose of this survey was to describe and summarize the enrollment criteria and benefit design for MTM programs being offered throughout the United States in 2006.
 
The Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) requires prescription drug plans (PDPs) and Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage (MA-PDs) to have a Medication Therapy Management Program (MTMP), to improve medication use and reduce adverse events for high-risk beneficiaries. CMS contracted with Abt Associates to explore the evolving field of MTM Programs. During 2007–08 Abt researchers reviewed 59 publications about MTM, interviewed 60 individuals from 46 different organizations, and conducted four in-depth case studies.
 
Spurred by the Medicare Modernization Act’s (MMA’s) inclusion of the medication therapy management (MTM) requirement, the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP, the Academy) and other organizations recognized a lack of clear definition of what specific elements would constitute a sound MTM program. To fill that gap, the Academy assembled a variety of stakeholder organizations that were willing to work on a consensus document that would define those elements.
 

 

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