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Medication Therapy Management (MTM)

Brief Overview

  • Earn points: Meet with a MTM pharmacist if you take at least four medications for chronic conditions
  • Get started: Select a pharmacist from the directory and bring list of medications to first meeting
  • Completion requirements: Participate in a minimum of three face-to-face meetings
  • Deadline to complete: August 31, 2015

You and your covered dependents are eligible to enroll in the Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program if you take four or more UPlan-covered prescription and over-the-counter medications for chronic conditions or you are referred by your physician. When you participate in the MTM program, you meet with a specially-trained pharmacist who will discuss your medication goals with you. The UPlan pays the full cost of the face-to-face consultations with the MTM pharmacist.

Wellness Points for MTM Participants

You can earn 100 Wellness Points for meeting with MTM pharmacist three times or more between October 1, 2014, and August 31, 2015. 

Choose Your MTM Pharmacist

Pharmacists in the Directory of MTM Pharmacists have met credentialing standards developed by the UPlan showing that they have received education on the delivery of MTM.

MTM pharmacists are based out of clinics or community pharmacies. It is possible that the MTM pharmacist you choose will not be part of your regular clinic or pharmacy. However, there is no need for you to change your prescription medications or your clinic to the MTM provider's location.

What to Expect in Your First MTM Meeting

Bring your Medica and Prime Therapeutics ID cards and all of your prescription and over-the-counter medication bottles or a complete list of your current prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, herbals, vitamins, and supplements.

Your MTM consultation will be held in a private room in the pharmacy or the clinic where you will meet one-on-one with your MTM pharmacist. The pharmacist will ask you questions about your medical conditions, your medical history, and current and past medication use. This information will be used to assess your current medications and identify any problems with your medications.

With your permission, the pharmacist will contact your primary care provider and present an assessment and recommendation. Your pharmacist will work closely with your primary care provider to make your health care as effective as possible and resolve any medication-related problems.

For Medica HSA Members

In the HSA plan, the deductible and coinsurance will apply, and you will be responsible for the cost of the consultations with the MTM pharmacist and your prescription medications. You may choose to use your HSA account to cover some costs. The benefit from participating comes from the helpful discussion with the MTM pharmacist and your increased understanding of your medications.

Questions

For more information on MTM, go to the frequently asked questions (FAQs) page or contact the Employee Benefits Service Center at the phone number or email address shown below.