Medicare asks for medication therapy management help

September 27, 2004

Washington needs pharmacy advice. The Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 requires Medicare to introduce medication therapy management (MTM) programs (MTMPs) under the Part D outpatient drug benefit in 2006. But the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services doesn't know what MTM is or how to do it. Pharmacy associations are pushing members to tell the agency just how pharmacists can help manage medication therapy.