Outcomes Announces Medicare Focused Webinar Series - 02.22.2012

To assist Medicare Part D plan sponsors to prepare for and optimize their Medication Therapy Management (MTM) offerings for 2013, Outcomes Incorporated (Outcomes®) will host a series of Medicare-focused webinars.

Beginning in 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will require Part D plan sponsors to provide seniors with standardized Medication Therapy Management (MTM) post-service materials. The program changes were announced in the recently released CMS 2013 Call Letter. The federal agency also called on the industry to develop clear and consistent MTM service expectations, particularly with regard to the Comprehensive Medication Review (CMR). The CMR service is anticipated to become the focus of a STAR Ratings performance measure in 2014.

The first webinar, "Medicare MTM: Understanding the New Landscape for 2013", will cover the details important to understand when considering 2013 Medicare Part D MTM program offerings.

The second webinar, "Beyond Compliance: Utilizing MTM Services to Enhance Patient Outcomes and Improve STAR Ratings", will focus on strategically positioning MTM services to not only meet CMS expectations but also improve plan performance.

Medicare MTM: Understanding the New Landscape for 2013

Presenters:

  • Patty Kumbera, RPh, Chief Operating Officer, Outcomes
  • Brand Newland, PharmD, MBA, Vice President, Outcomes

Session #1: Friday, March 2, 2012 (10-11a Central)
Session #2: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 (1-2p Central)

Beyond Compliance: Utilizing MTM Services to Enhance Patient Outcomes and Improve STAR Ratings

Presenters:

  • Jessica Frank, PharmD, Vice President, Outcomes
  • Joel V. Brill, MD AGAF CHCQM, Chief Medical Officer, Predictive Health, LLC<

Session #1: Thursday, March 8, 2012 (1-2p Central)
Session #2: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 (10-11a Central)


Space is limited. Participation in the webinars is available at no-cost.

For more information on these changes and how Outcomes can help your plan to meet and exceed the 2013 requirements and deadline, please contact us.

Outcomes Incorporated 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. The company is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa.


To schedule an interview on this topic, please contact Steve Berry at 877.237.0050 or sberry@outcomesmtm.com.