APhA and NACDS Foundation launch medication therapy management Version 2.0

April 14, 2008

American Pharmacists Association and the NACDS Foundation launch MTM Version 2.0, an improved model for medication therapy management programs.

The American Pharmacists Association and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation have released an update to the medication therapy management model the organizations first released in 2005. The revised document, increases the emphasis on the patient's role in MTM self-management and the importance of transitions of care and collaboration between members of the healthcare team. Version 2.0 contains five core elements: medication therapy review, personal medication record, medication-related action plan, intervention and/or referral, and documentation and follow-up. "These Core Elements represent a common thread for services across practice settings that embrace collaboration between healthcare professionals and promote continuity of care for the patient," said John A. Gans, Pharm.D., APhA executive VP and CEO.