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MTM

House committee looks at MTM

House committee looks at MTM

WASHINGTON — Jesse McCullough, Rite Aid Corp.’s director of field clinical services, highlighted the role of medication therapy management (MTM) in improving the health of seniors in testimony to a House subcommittee. The Health Subcommittee of the Committee on Energy and Commerce was reviewing a plan by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Industry stresses value of MTM

Industry stresses value of MTM

ARLINGTON, Va. — For a congressional hearing on medication therapy management, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores emphasized the value of pharmacists in providing MTM services, especially in improving medication adherence, patient health and health care affordability for Medicare patients. In a statement submitted Wednesday to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee

MTM gets a big lift from new CMS plan

WASHINGTON — A pilot program for an enhanced medication therapy management model for Medicare Part D has been welcomed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. While NACDS is reviewing with member companies the 2017 launch by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), association president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson said

NACDS hails CMS effort to drive MTM

NACDS hails CMS effort to drive MTM

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is applauding a move by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to boost Medicare Part D patients’ participation in medication therapy management (MTM) programs. CMS this week unveiled the Part D Enhanced Medication Therapy Management model, designed to test strategies to improve medication

Cardinal Health to buy OutcomesMTM

Cardinal Health to buy OutcomesMTM

DUBLIN, Ohio — Cardinal Health Inc. plans to acquire medication therapy management specialist OutcomesMTM. Financial terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed. Cardinal said Thursday that the addition of OutcomesMTM will boost its ability to help payers, retail pharmacies, hospitals and integrated delivery networks provide MTM services to patients. Based in West Des Moines, Iowa, OutcomesMTM

Full value of MTM not grasped

Full value of MTM not grasped

Cardinal Health’s Brad Tice said a closer look — actually, a broader look — needs to be taken at the full benefits resulting from medication therapy management (MTM). In a point-of-view article on Cardinal’s Essential Insights blog page, Tice — director of marketing and product management for performance and clinical outcomes at Cardinal — noted

NACDS, NCPA endorse Senate MTM bill

NACDS, NCPA endorse Senate MTM bill

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association hailed the Senate’s introduction of legislation that would expand Medicare recipients’ access to medication therapy management (MTM) services. The Medication Therapy Management Empowerment Act of 2015 (S. 776) — introduced Wednesday by Sens. Pat Roberts (R., Kan.), Jeanne Shaheen (D.,

Optimizing use of medications vital for ACOs

WASHINGTON — Pharmacists can perform a pivotal role in ensuring the optimal use of pharmaceuticals and improving patient outcomes in accountable care organizations (ACOs), concludes a case study published in the December issue of the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy. The report, “Best Practices: Improving Patient Outcomes and Costs in an ACO Through

Chains receive MTM accolades

MINNETONKA, Minn. — Giant Eagle, Publix Super Markets, Fred’s and Wegmans Food Markets pharmacies were among the winners of this year’s UnitedHealthcare Medication Adherence Targeted Intervention Program Challenge, benefiting the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation. The Medication Adherence TIP Challenge recognizes pharmacy operators for their efforts to better Medicare beneficiaries’ health and well