UPMC Health Plan Selects Outcomes for Medicare Special Needs Plans MTM Program - 03.15.2012

Outcomes Incorporated (Outcomes®) has been selected by UPMC Health Plan to administer Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services for Medicare Special Needs Plans Part D members in Pennsylvania. 

Beginning in February 2012, UPMC Health Plan Medicare Special Needs Plans members became eligible for MTM services from specially-trained Personal Pharmacists™ to help them achieve safe and effective results from their medications while controlling costs. Through the program, 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.

"Local pharmacists are an untapped resource. We believe positioning local pharmacists to provide face-to-face services to our members can be very successful to positively impact members and their medication therapy outcomes" said Chronis Manolis, RPh, Vice President of Pharmacy at UPMC Health Plan.

UPMC Health Plan is among over 35 US health plans that have adopted the Outcomes MTM unified platform which connects such plans with over 40,000 chain, independent, consultant and health-system pharmacy providers across the country.

All UPMC Health Plan Medicare Special Needs Plans members are eligible for a full menu of covered services, including an annual Comprehensive Medication Review (CMR). The CMR allows each member to meet one-on-one with a local pharmacist to review their complete medication profile to detect and prevent conflicts or duplications. Members are eligible for Targeted Medication Reviews throughout the plan year as well.

Pharmacists who are interested in participating with UPMC Health Plan or any other Outcomes MTM program should 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.