Medication Therapy Management programs for complex health needs

Plans with Medicare drug coverage must offer Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services to help members use their opioid prescription drugs safely if they meet certain requirements or are in a Drug Management Program. If you qualify, you can get these services at no cost to help you understand your medications and take them safely.

Medication Therapy Management services usually include a discussion with a pharmacist or health care provider to review your medications. These services may vary by plan.

Through the MTM, you may get:

  • A comprehensive review of your medications and the reasons why you take them.
  • A written summary of your medication review with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • An action plan to help you make the best use of your medications (there will be space for you to take notes or write down any follow-up questions.)

It’s a good idea to schedule your medication review before your yearly wellness visit, so you can talk to your doctor about your action plan and medication list. Bring your action plan and medication list with you to your visit or anytime you talk with your doctors, pharmacists, and other health care providers. Also, take your medication list with you if you go to the hospital or emergency room. 

If you take many medications for more than one chronic health condition, contact your drug plan to see if you're eligible for a Medication Therapy Management program.