2017 Medication Therapy Management Program
The Johns Hopkins Advantage MD Medication Therapy Management (MTMP) program is a free and voluntary service that is not considered a benefit. The program helps you get the greatest health benefit from your medications by:
- Preventing or reducing drug-related risks
- Increasing your awareness
- Supporting good habits
Who qualifies for the Medication Therapy Management Program?CollapseExpand
We will automatically enroll you in the Johns Hopkins Advantage MD MTMP free of charge if all three of the following conditions apply:
- You take eight or more Medicare Part D covered maintenance drugs
- You have three or more of the following long-term health conditions:
- Cardiovascular Disorders
- Chronic Heart Failure
- You reach $3,919 in yearly prescription drug costs paid by you and the plan.
Your participation in the MTMP is voluntary and does not affect your coverage. This program is free of charge and open only to those who qualify. The MTMP is not considered a benefit.
What Services are Included in the Medication Therapy Management Program?CollapseExpand
The MTMP provides you with a:
- Comprehensive Medication Review (CMR), and a
- Targeted Medication Review (TMR)
What is a Comprehensive Medication Review?CollapseExpand
A CMR is a one-on-one discussion with a pharmacist, to answer questions and address concerns you have about the medications you take, including:
- Prescription drugs
- Over-the-counter medicines
- Herbal therapies
- Dietary supplements and vitamins
The pharmacist will offer ways to manage your conditions with the drugs you take. If more information is needed, the pharmacist may contact your prescribing doctor. A CMR takes about 30 minutes and is usually offered once each year – if you qualify. At the end of your discussion, the pharmacist will give you a Personal Medication List of the medications you discussed during your CMR.
You will also receive a Medication Action Plan from the pharmacist. Your plan may include suggestions from the pharmacist for you and your doctor to discuss during your next doctor visit.
Download a Personal Medication List for tracking your prescriptions.
What is a Targeted Medication Review?CollapseExpand
A TMR is where we mail or fax suggestions to your doctor every three months about prescription drugs that may be safer, or work better than your current drugs. As always, your prescribing doctor will decide whether to consider our suggestions. Your prescription drugs will not change unless you and your doctor decide to change them.
How will I know if I qualify for the Medication Therapy Management Program?CollapseExpand
If you qualify, we will mail you a letter letting you know that you qualify for the MTMP. Afterward, you may receive a call from a partner pharmacy, inviting you to schedule a one-on-one medication review at a convenient time.
Will the Medication Therapy Management Program Pharmacist be my Regular Pharmacist?CollapseExpand
Yes, if your regular pharmacy chooses to participate in the MTMP as a service provider. You will be given the option to choose an in-person review or a phone review.
If your regular pharmacy does not participate in the program, you may be contacted by a call center pharmacist to provide your MTMP review, and ensure that you have access to the service if you want to participate. MTMP reviews with a call center pharmacist are conducted by phone.
Why is a Review with a Pharmacist Important?CollapseExpand
Different doctors may write prescriptions for you without knowing all the prescription drugs and/or over-the-counter (OTC) medications you take. For that reason, a pharmacist will:
- Discuss how your prescription drugs and OTC medications may affect each other.
- Identify any prescription drugs and OTC medications that may cause side effects, and offer suggestions to help.
- Help you get the most benefit from all of your prescription drugs and OTC medications.
- Review opportunities to help you reduce your prescription drug costs.
How will I benefit from talking to a pharmacist?CollapseExpand
- Discussing your medications can result in real peace of mind knowing that you are taking your prescription drugs and OTC medications safely.
- You benefit by having a Personal Medication List to keep and share with your doctors and health care providers.
How do I get more information about the Medication Therapy Management Program?CollapseExpand
If you would like additional information about our MTMP, or if you do not want to participate after being enrolled in the program, please call us toll-free at 1-877-293-5325 and select option 2 (TTY:711), 24 hours a day, seven days a week. From February 15 – September 30, you will need to leave a message on weekends and holidays.