Patient Insights: Helping Members Manage Their Medications

Medication Therapy Management (MTM) promotes collaboration among pharmacists, patients and providers to establish safe and effective drug regimens for optimal therapeutic outcomes. In addition to improved health outcomes, MTM provides significant cost savings for both members and health plans through the identification of more cost-effective drug alternatives, as well as decreased expenditures from avoided hospitalizations. Members of the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) have innovative MTM models that capitalize on the immense benefits such programs provide.

One example is Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan (CDPHP), which has a unique MTM program that identified 5,017 eligible members and conducted 1,151 comprehensive medication reviews in 2014 alone. Read more to learn the story of Gertrude, a CDPHP member who saw a total annual copay savings of $1,680 after engaging in MTM services.