Outcomes Incorporated unveils new name: OutcomesMTM - 08.22.2012

Outcomes Incorporated, the national leader in Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services, today announced its new name, OutcomesMTM. With the input of health plans, MTM network pharmacists, employees and industry thought leaders, OutcomesMTM is launched to reflect the company's commitment to leveraging local relationships and innovative technology to advance the Face-to-Face DifferenceTM in MTM.

"Our company is based on the idea that the trust and accountability of local relationships among pharmacists, patients and prescribers leads to higher quality MTM services and better results for patients," said Tom Halterman, RPh, OutcomesMTM Chief Executive Officer. "With the unprecedented growth that is occurring in MTM, it has never been more important to highlight the difference between MTM services from a patient's local pharmacist and MTM services from a stranger over the phone. That is the face-to-face difference."

A pioneer in health care, OutcomesMTM contracts with more than 40 US health plans-including Medicare plan sponsors, commercial plans, employers, Medicaid and other state programs-to provide MTM coverage to 5 million patients. The company links contracted plans with more than 60,000 local chain, independent, consultant and health-system pharmacy providers.

OutcomesMTM-covered members are eligible for services from specially-trained Personal Pharmacists™ in their communities to help them achieve safe and effective results from their medications while controlling costs. Through the OutcomesMTM Insight™ Clinical Engine, participating local pharmacists receive alerts and information concerning medication use patterns, as well as guidance on working with patients and doctors to close key therapy gaps. All reporting takes place via the secure, online OutcomesMTM Connect™ Platform.

"With STAR Ratings, non-adherence, transitions in care and regulatory compliance, among other concerns, the health care landscape has never been more complex," said Patty Kumbera, RPh, OutcomesMTM Chief Operating Officer. "However, the solution may be simpler than many believe-knowledgeable, trusted local pharmacists in your neighborhood."

The change in name does not reflect any change in ownership, leadership or direction. The official brand transition launched today.