DES MOINES, Iowa--()--Outcomes Incorporated (OutcomesMTM®) will provide Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services to Blue Shield of California members through community retail pharmacists beginning February 1, 2013.
“Blue Shield of California is dedicated to improving member health outcomes. By expanding access for members to receive medication reviews with their community pharmacist, the collaboration with OutcomesMTM will advance our mission to provide access to quality health care at an affordable price”
Blue Shield of California members who meet enrollment criteria will be eligible for MTM services from trained community pharmacists. This service helps members achieve safe and effective use of their medications. Through the program, participating community pharmacists receive alerts about members who may have medication-related issues and gaps in therapy. Pharmacists then work with members to resolve medication issues and provide recommendations to physicians to help optimize the medication regimen.
Blue Shield of California members who are eligible for the program will receive a full menu of covered services, which include an annual Comprehensive Medication Review (CMR) and other Targeted Medication Reviews (TMRs) throughout the year. These medication reviews provide members the opportunity to meet with their community pharmacist for a review of their medication history, including prescription, over-the-counter and alternative medicine treatments, as well as to discuss targeted medication issues. The pharmacist will help detect and prevent medication-related issues, such as adverse effects and duplications in therapy.
“Blue Shield of California is dedicated to improving member health outcomes. By expanding access for members to receive medication reviews with their community pharmacist, the collaboration with OutcomesMTM will advance our mission to provide access to quality health care at an affordable price,” said Nancy Stalker, PharmD, Vice President of Pharmacy Services at Blue Shield of California.
OutcomesMTM is the national leader in the design, delivery and administration of Medication Therapy Management programs. The company’s service line benefits health care purchasers by delivering a cost-effective approach to advancing patient care and controlling utilization through the provision of patient-friendly, face-to-face Personal Pharmacist™ services. More than 40 US health plans have adopted the OutcomesMTM unified platform, which connects plans with over 65,000 chain, independent, consultant and health-system pharmacy providers across the country. The company is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa and may be found online at www.outcomesMTM.com.
To schedule an interview on this topic, please contact Steve Berry at 877.237.0050 or sberry@outcomesMTM.com.