AMCP commends CMS for dropping major changes to Medicare Part D's MTM program

For Immediate Release
 

Alexandria, VA, May 15, 2014 — The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) issued a statement today by CEO Edith A. Rosato, RPh, IOM, in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services's release of its 2015 medication therapy management (MTM) program guidance. Issued May 7, 2014, the guidance doesn't include the sweeping changes that CMS proposed earlier this year in the Medicare Part D program, such as an expansion of targeted enrollment requirements and reduction in targeted spending levels to $620 per year. 

Edith Rosato's statement follows: 

"CMS did the right thing here. Last March when CMS put its proposed Part D changes on hold, it wasn't clear what that meant for the MTM provisions. This is not only big news, it's good news – the guidance doesn't include the expansion in targeted enrollment requirements or the reduction in targeted spending levels for 2015. 

"It's especially good for seniors – their premiums now won't go up because of a costly and unnecessary program expansion targeted at beneficiaries who may not need or want the interventions. 

"AMCP members played a pivotal role in halting this costly expansion. Record numbers of members participated in letter-writing campaigns to Congress and participated in drafting comments. I thank our members for making their voices heard and CMS for listening." 

Click here to read the CMS guidance in its entirety. 

 
 
About AMCP  
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is a national professional association of pharmacists and other health care practitioners who serve society by the application of sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all. The Academy's nearly 7,000 members develop and provide a diversified range of clinical, educational and business management services and strategies on behalf of the more than 200 million Americans covered by a managed care pharmacy benefit. It is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2013. More news and information about the Academy can be found at www.amcp.org
 

For more information, please contact: 

Kevin Bruns | kbruns@amcp.org 703-683-8416 ext. 656