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Amerigroup Launches Medicaid MTM Programs

OutcomesMTM
Posted on: 14 Feb 13

OutcomesMTM has been selected by Amerigroup to administer Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services for its Medicaid members in Texas, Kansas and Louisiana. Programs in all three states are underway.

“Whether or not a mandate exists for Amerigroup to offer face-to-face MTM services to our members, we believe these locally provided services hold great potential to impact our members in meaningful ways,” said Leon DeMasi, MD, Associate National Medical Director at Amerigroup.

OutcomesMTM now has Managed Medicaid MTM programs operating in a total of six states. Amerigroup is among more than 40 US health plans that have adopted the OutcomesMTM unified platform, which connects such plans with over 65,000 local chain, independent, consultant and health-system pharmacy providers across the country.

Select Amerigroup members are eligible for MTM services from specially-trained Personal Pharmacists™ to help them achieve safe and effective results from their medications while controlling costs. Through the program, participating local pharmacists receive alerts and information concerning medication use patterns, as well as guidance on working with patients and doctors to close key therapy gaps.

Members are eligible for a full menu of covered services, including an annual Comprehensive Medication Review (CMR). The CMR allows each member to meet one-on-one with a local pharmacist to review their complete medication profile to detect and prevent conflicts or duplications. Members are eligible for Targeted Medication Reviews throughout the plan year as well.

Pharmacists who are interested in participating with Amerigroup or any other OutcomesMTM program should call 877.237.0050 or visit www.outcomesmtm.com.

About AmerigroupAmerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., is the largest company focused solely on meeting the health care needs of financially vulnerable Americans. Currently serving approximately 2.7 million members in 13 states nationwide, Amerigroup is dedicated to offering real solutions that improve health care access and quality for our members, while proactively working to reduce the overall cost of care to taxpayers. Together with WellPoint’s affiliated health plans, Amerigroup serves approximately 4.5 million beneficiaries of state sponsored health plans in 20 states, making Amerigroup the nation’s leading provider of health care solutions for public programs. Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

About OutcomesMTMOutcomesMTM is the national leader in the design, delivery and administration of Medication Therapy Management programs. The company’s service line benefits healthcare purchasers by delivering a cost-effective approach to advancing patient care and controlling utilization through the provision of patient-friendly, face-to-face Personal Pharmacist™ services. More than 40 US health plans have adopted the OutcomesMTM unified platform, which connects plans with over 65,000 chain, independent, consultant and health-system pharmacy providers across the country. The company is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, and may be found online at www.outcomesmtm.com.

For more information on this topic, please contact OutcomesMTM at 877.237.0050 or info@outcomesmtm.com.

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Last updated on: 14/02/2013

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