Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Program
We offer a free program to help our members with their medications. It is called the Medication Therapy Management Program, or MTM Program. Some members who take several medications for different medical conditions may qualify for this free program.
What is the purpose of the MTM Program?
The MTM Program helps make sure that you understand how to take your medications correctly, and addresses medicine-related problems such as side effects, use of higher-risk medications and interactions between medications. We can do this by talking to you about your medications over the phone and by periodically reviewing your pharmacy claims throughout the year. We will communicate with you and your doctor if we find any medicine-related problems that we believe should be addressed.
Do you qualify for the MTM Program?
To qualify for the MTM Program, you must meet all three of the following criteria:
- You have been diagnosed by your doctors with at least three of the following medical conditions: diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic heart failure, osteoporosis, asthma, COPD, depression or end-stage renal disease (ESRD)
- You have filled prescriptions for at least eight covered Part D medications in the current calendar year.
- You and others on your behalf (including Mary Washington Medicare Advantage) have paid at least $1,094 for your medications in the previous three months.
If you are eligible for the MTM Program, we will automatically enroll you in the program and send you a welcome packet in the mail. The welcome packet includes a form you can return to us if you would like to have a medication review phone call with a Mary Washington Medicare Advantage pharmacist.
What is a comprehensive medication review, and how can you request one?
We offer all of our members in the MTM Program an opportunity to review their medications with a Mary Washington Medicare Advantage pharmacist or other trained healthcare provider over the phone. We call this a comprehensive medication review. If you would like to have a call, please return the comprehensive medication review form included in your welcome packet. Then we will contact you to schedule a time for the call that works best for you. If you have lost the form, you can call us and request a comprehensive medication review.
Please have a list of your medications or your medication bottles with you at the time of your call. This includes prescription medications, over-the-counter medications and supplements that you are taking.
During the phone call, we will review your medications in detail. We can talk about how best to take your medications , your costs and any other problems you are having with your medications. We can also help you set health goals and make plans to accomplish those goals. We are happy to address any questions or concerns you have about your medications. Most calls take about 20 to 30 minutes.
How can you get more information about the MTM Program?
If you would like more information or have questions about the MTM Program, please contact our customer service department. If you misplace any letters that we have sent you, please contact us and we will send another letter. Again, there is no cost to you to participate in the Mary Washington Medicare Advantage MTM Program.
What if you are enrolled in the MTM Program, but do not want to participate?
If you receive an MTM Program welcome packet from us but do not wish to participate, you can let us know by returning the Decline Participation form included in the welcome packet or by contacting us.
If you previously told us that you did not want to participate in the MTM Program, but have changed your mind and now wish to participate, please contact customer service.
This program is not considered a benefit–it is a free program for those who qualify.