South Dakota Health Link - Medication Therapy Management

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Pharmacists use Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program services to do in-depth medication reviews, follow-up phone calls to assess and promote patient adherence to medications, and other clinical services as determined by the patient’s insurance plan. MTM services ensure patients are receiving optimal therapeutic outcomes for all medications they may be taking. MTM also helps health providers limit patient medication abuse and misuse through patient education to ensure patients are able to use the prescription properly for their specific condition.

With the shift towards value-based care, pharmacists are expanding their role as essential members of the health care team. Community pharmacy practice is also evolving from a principal focus on medication distribution to expanded clinically-oriented patient care services. The need for access to clinical information and to improve care collaboration with other providers is essential for a patient-centered approach, enhancing patient health and medication outcomes.