Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services are available to all individuals. An appointment is necessary for the services and can be setup by calling 651-698-8859. Ask for a pharmacist when calling. The service includes medication reviews by a training MTM pharmacist who will go through all your medications with you, ensuring that they are appropriate and are producing the expected results without increasing the risk for serious side effects. Sometimes medication are discontinued because they are no longer needed or can be replaced with a similar generic medication that is more cost effective. Other times a new medication may be added to treat a condition that had been overlooked in the past, reducing the risk for chronic disease progression and keeping the patient in an overall better state of health.
This service is covered for most individuals with a Medicare Part D drug plan. Private insurance patients may also be eligible for coverage of MTM services depending on the plan with which they are insured.
The service has proven to enhance medication effectiveness and safety. Many cases have resulted in reducing cost associated with medication therapy by involving the pharmacist in drug selection to make more cost effective decisions.